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LAMB -HOFFMAN: (1922-2010) Isabel (nee Garden) was born in Brandon, Manitoba on February 28th, and spent most of her childhood in Bunclody, Manitoba. She moved to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan where she worked at Prairie Airways. It was there she met “The Love of Her Life” Bob Lamb. She and Bob bought a half section of land at Moline, MB. They farmed and raised their three sons Keith (Marg), Ken (Nettie), and Dennis (Harriet). Isabel enjoyed everything life had to offer and never stopped learning new things! She was a life member of W.I. and a foster mother to nine children. Isabel was predeceased by husband Bob, second husband Ross, her youngest son Dennis, three sisters, and seven brothers. Isabel is survived by her sons Keith and Ken, youngest brother Victor (Ruby), nine grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren. Isabel’s greatest wish was to live to see her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved and was very proud of all of them! Isabel passed away on January 3, 2010 at Hillcrest Personal Care Home, Brandon, Manitoba. A celebration of Isabel’s life will be held in Rivers United Church, Rivers, Manitoba on Monday, May 17, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Glenna Beauchamp officiating. Interment to follow at Rivers Cemetery. A reception will complete the services at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, Rivers, Manitoba. Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota in care of arrangements. (866)- 620-2744
Those we love don’t go away,They walk beside us every day,Unseen, unheard, but always near,Still loved, still missed,And ever dear.
CHAPPELL: Phyllis Mae Chappell (nee Strickland); passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, Manitoba on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 in her 90th year. A service to celebrate her life will be held at the Hamiota United Church, Hamiota, Manitoba on Friday, May 14, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with interment following in the Hamiota Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made to the Hamiota United Church Building Repair Fund, Hamiota, Manitoba, R0M 0T0.
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Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of arrangements. 866- 620-2744
VANGHELUWE: Harry J. VanGheluwe, age 79, died May 8, 2010 at the Evergreen Personal Care Home, Boissevain, Manitoba. Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, May 13, 2010, Deloraine Cemetery, Deloraine, Manitoba, 10:00 a.m. Donations may be made to Evergreen Personal Care Home. Interment Del-Win Cemetery, Deloraine, Manitoba.
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Smith's Funeral Home Ltd. (204)747-2088.
RAY: Adriana Geertruida Ray, beloved wife of the late Marcus Kinloch Ray, formerly of Pipestone, Manitoba passed away at WestMan Nusring Home, Virden, Manitoba Saturday; May 8, 2010 at the age of 88 years. Private Funeral Arrangements. By family request, interment will take place in Pipestone Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to WestMan Nursing Home Remembrance Fund or to Virden and Area Palliative Care in memory of Adriana.
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G.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
DeGROOT: In loving memory of David John DeGroot who tragically and unexpectedly passed away on May 6, 2010. David was born on April 9, 1970 in Trenton, Ontario, and was raised in Thompson, Manitoba. He attended the University of Manitoba and since then has dedicated an enormous amount of time to the students and communities of Gillam and Roblin. His incredible energy and spirit has touched many people, and the family asks that you keep him alive in your heart. Visitation was held Monday evening, May 10 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Nairn-Chyz Funeral Home. Funeral Service was held Tuesday, May 11 at 1:30 p.m. from the Evangelical Mission Church, Roblin. Memorial Service was held Tuesday, May 11 at 4 :00 p.m. the Roblin Community Centre, Roblin. Memorial gifts in memory of David may be given to the David DeGroot Memorial Fund, care of Roblin Credit Union, Box 1023, Roblin, Manitoba, R0L 1P0.
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Nairn – Chyz Funeral Home – Roblin, Manitoba entrusted with arrangements, (204) 937-2111.
CHARLES: Earl, age 71 years, died in the Souris Health Centre, Souris, Manitoba on Saturday, May 8, 2010. Funeral service will be held at the Lauder United Church, Lauder, Manitoba on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be at the Lauder Cemetery. In memory of Earl, donations may be made to the Lauder Cemetery Fund or to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
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CARÊME: Joseph Carême of Brandon, beloved husband of Stella and dear father of Darlene and Ron, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, May 10, 2010 at the age of 90 years. Prayers will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327 – 4th Street, on Friday, May 14, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in the Veterans’ Section of the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Joseph may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1K2. Complete obituary information to follow. Messages of condolence may be placed at
PHILLIPS: Mrs. Vera “Bunny” Phillips, beloved widow of David Phillips, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at the age of 90 years. Funeral arrangements are pending with Brockie Donovan (727-0694).
TOMES: Gerald “Lefty” Walker Tomes beloved partner of Freda Wills of Carberry, MB entered into rest on May 7, 2010 at the Carberry Personal Care Home at the age of 88 years. Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Carberry United Church Carberry, MB. Interment to follow in the Carberry Plains Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Carberry and Area Community Foundation.White’s Funeral Home Carberry in care of arrangements. (204) 834-2629
MUNDAY: William Henry Bamforth. Dad was born October 17, 1923 in Kamsack, SK and passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 in his residence in Brandon. He was predeceased by his loving wife Lena on February 10, 2008. Dad will be sadly missed by his son Bob, daughter-in-law Bonnie (Balkwill), both of Okanagan Falls, B.C., granddaughter Dori of Penticton, B.C., and grandson Rob of Vancouver, B.C. He is also survived by his brother Charlie of Dauphin. Dad proudly served in the Army during the Second World War. He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed all sports, in particular, golf and bowling. In 1982, Dad was voted the Outstanding Volunteer in Community Sports by the Manitoba Sports Federation. He was inducted into the Bowling Hall of Fame of Manitoba in October 1992. Dad worked as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse and was a Ward Supervisor at the Brandon Mental Hospital for many years. The family would like to thank all those who assisted Dad over the last couple of years from the Brandon Regional Health Authority’s Home Care Program to the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Both organizations helped Dad immensely. A very special thanks to Dr. Mary Egan for her excellent care over many years as well as a heartfelt thank-you to good family friend Wally Garlinski. Dad’s request for a private family service will be respected. In lieu of flowers, friends may make a donation, if they please, to a charity of their choice.Messages of condolence may be placed at
KYLE: E. John “Jack” Kyle of Brandon, beloved husband of Betty and dear father of Keith and Glen, passed away peacefully at Hillcrest Place on Monday, May 10, 2010 at the age of 89 years. In keeping with Jack’s wish, cremation will take place with a private family service to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jack may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow. Messages of condolence may be placed at
JOHNSON: Ellen Ingeborg Johnson age 92 years of Victoria, B.C., (formerly from Minnedosa, and then Brandon, Manitoba) passed away peacefully with her son by her side on April 12 th, 2010. Ellen had been a resident at The Cridge Centre for the Family, in Victoria for the past 2 1Ž2 years. Left to mourn her passing are son and daughter-in-law Dennis and Stacy Johnson, Victoria, grandchildren Stephanie Johnson, Kamloops BC and Cameron Johnson, Victoria, brother Roy Nelson of Mesa Arizona, sister in-law Mabel Martin (Nelson), Gresham, OR and many nieces and nephews. Ellen was born on August 7th, 1917 to Gustav and Anna Marie Nelson in Erickson, Manitoba. The family soon thereafter moved to the homestead farm 7 miles southeast of Minnedosa, were Ellen grew up and took her schooling. On October 17 th, 1933 Ellen and Gustav Johnson were married in Winnipeg then in 1945 Dennis was adopted becoming part of the family. Gus and Ellen farmed on two separate quarter sections of land very near to where Ellen grew up as a child, then in 1958 moved into the town of Minnedosa. There Ellen and Gus worked at various jobs until 1964 when they became the keepers of the Minnedosa Lake Campgrounds. In 1976, after moving to Brandon, Ellen was one of the head cooks at the Fairview Home until retiring in 1982. In 1994 Ellen moved to Victoria, B.C. to be near her son Dennis and family. Ellen was predeceased by husband Gustav in 1988, sister in-law Connie Nelson, and brothers and sisters Olga Nelson, Alma Walton (Bill), William (Bill) Nelson (Alma), Theodore (Ted) Nelson, Mildred Walton (Jim), Gideon (Jiggs) Nelson (Dorothy), Ebba Barnes (Les), and Hjalmar Nelson (Betty). Ellen enjoyed baking, sewing, tatting, crocheting, crafts, and she was a very good sketch artist, which she kept mostly to herself. Her family and her many friends meant the world to her as she cared a lot for them all. She was always there for them whenever they needed her. Ellen always gave of herself, a caring person who will be sadly missed by her family and friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Donna Doyle, the staff at the Cridge Seniors’ Centre, and also the care givers from Beacon Community Services who gave Mother excellent care over the years, and especially these past few weeks. Thanks to all of you from the bottom of our hearts. Internment: Smoland Cemetery, Minnedosa, Manitoba. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at the Minnedosa Funeral Services, on Saturday, May 15th, 2010. Flowers gratefully declined.
STONE: The death of Vernice Marie Stone (nee Bremner) beloved wife of the late Mr. Albert Stone, loving mother to Gary, Edmonton, Alberta, Glenn, Red Deer, Alberta occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, May 5, 2010. Vernice is also survived by her sisters Lois Philip, Tilston, Manitoba, Fay Hewins, Brandon, Manitoba. Cremation has taken place. Funeral arrangements are pending. Expressions of sympathy may be made at are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
RICHARDSON: William Charles Richardson passed away peacefully on Monday, May 3, 2010. Bill was born in Calgary on December 28, 1917, the son of an RCMP officer. In his youth, his father's career took the family throughout Saskatchewan, and later to Halifax. After public school, Bill heard the calling of the RCMP and joined on April 1, 1937. He took his training at "N” Division Ottawa, and his first posting was to the Commissioners office support staff. In Ottawa, Bill met the love of his life, Isabel. Upon receiving his transfer orders to Manitoba, they ended their 5-year courtship on May 6, 1944 to begin 55 years of married life. After being posted to various detachments in Manitoba, they spent their last 10 years in Brandon, where Bill retired from the force on October 31, 1966. His post-retirement jobs in Brandon included Clerk of the Court and Security Chief at Simplot. In retirement, Bill and Isabel enjoyed summers at Victoria Beach, and winters at Pharr, Texas. Beginning with his RCMP training, Bill kept in good physical condition by participating in hockey, badminton, swimming, baseball, and even into his 80’s curling, golf, and long daily walks. He took a very active part in the care and nurturing of his children and grandchildren, attending sporting events, school meetings, and was a really good play toy during the summers at Victoria Beach. Bill has always been known as a Gentleman, and a man with a Gentle Heart. He is survived by sister Irene Clare (Sydney, NS), sons Brian (Kay) and Ross (Judy), and daughter Anna (Biagio). Also by grandchildren Michael, Maria (Tim), Jennifer, Sara (Sean), and Andrew, great-grandchildren Emily and Kenzie, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Isabel (1999), his parents, brothers Bruce and George, and sisters Dorothy and Ann. The family greatly appreciates the professional care, kindness, and compassion shown to our Father by the staff at Valleyview Care Centre. Funeral services 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. George’s Anglican Church officiating. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the RCMP Veterans’ Association. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Messages of condolence may be placed at
POULSON: Mr. Kenneth James Poulson of Brandon passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, April 23, 2010 at the age of 84 years. Ken will be sadly missed by his wife of 64 years, Doreen; sons Rod (Eleanor), Keith (Karen); daughters Roxanne (Guy), Rhonda (Gaynor); grandchildren Brooke (Ricky), Brett (Jocelyn), Eddy (Melissa), Brandy, Kelly, Ally, Liam, Amanda, Lori (Ed), Steven (Mary); brother Don and family; sisters Betty (Tony) and family, Lois (Frank) and family. Ken is also survived by many nieces, nephews and numerous great grandchildren. He was predeceased by sons Monty Dale, Gary Douglas and sister Dorothy. Ken was born July 6, 1925 at Bassano, Alberta and farmed until 1948. He attended grade school in Dalemead and then continued his education at Olds Agricultural School. Ken was an aggressive sales person, whether it be in farm equipment, insurance or auto sales. He was a high achiever and won many awards as a result. In his later years before retirement, Ken had worked at Canadian Motors. He had a superb knowledge of cars as he could tell the type, the year and what they were worth by just a quick glance. Ken had a passion for life and loved to live and tell stories. A Celebration of Ken’s Life was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. with The Very Rev. Robin Walker of St. Matthew’s Cathedral officiating. Donations in memory of Ken may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7 or to a charity of choice. Messages of condolence may be placed at
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