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McMILLAN: Georgina "Mae" McMillan. Peacefully on July 21, 2010 in Brandon Hospital with Bob, Lin, and Kathy at her side. She will be lovingly remembered by sister Marge (Emile Campbell), son Bob (Lin), daughter Dianne (Garth Sumner), 4 grandchildren Karen (Rob Tokar), Kathy (Kevin Nicol), Guy (Shawna) Sumner, and Jennifer Sumner, 5 great grandsons Evan, Adam, Nolan, Brody, and Devan, a very special niece Pam (Leigh Bennett, and much loved nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and at her request there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, if so desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
You can remember herAnd only that she is goneOr you can cherish her memoryAnd let it live on.You can cry and close your mindBe empty and turn your backOr you can do what she would wantSmile, open your eyes, love and go on.
MACAULAY: The death of Gordon "Allan" occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2010. Funeral Ceremony to Celebrate Allan's Life will be held on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. The Very Rev. Robin Walker of St. Matthew's Anglican Cathedral will officiate. Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Allan to the Special Olympics Westman, Box 20149, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6Y8 or to Hand Crafter, Box 1116, Boissevain, Manitoba, R0K 0E0. 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.
LEE: Clifford Brian. On June 30, 2010, Brian lost his battle against cancer. He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Bev, daughters Cara (Jason) Clifford and Erin (Drew) Harding, and his son Cody. Brian was adored by his grandchildren, Kenna, Roan, Maddox, Jax, and Declan. He will be greatly missed by his sister, Linda (David) Blacquiere of North Rustico, P.E.I., as well as his in-laws, the Dodd family of Souris, Manitoba. The family would like to extend our deepest thanks to friends and family for their support throughout his illness and passing, as well as to the Foothills Country Hospice in Okotoks, Alberta, for the excellent care the staff provided Brian with during his final days. A memorial celebration of Brian’s life was held in Calgary, Alberta on July 6, 2010.
KEMP: Alice Lorraine born January 3, 1917, passed away peacefully July 14, 2010 at Brandon Regional Health Centre. Alice was born in the R.M. of Saskatchewan, the eldest of eight children born to Arthur and Laura Belcher. She attended McBride School in the Cadurcis district. She lived with and helped her grandparents for a number of years. This experience no doubt helped develop her caring personality. Her family moved to Rapid City in the late 1920’s and it was here that she met Jack Kemp. They married in 1939. Jack joined the Army that December and was shipped overseas, only one month before their son Gerry was born. Jack returned home in May 1945. After the War, the family bought a farm in the Cadurcis district and expanded the family in 1952 with a daughter Laura. The crops were hailed out in 1957 and this prompted a move back to town. In 1963 they purchased Trott’s Bakery, which became a variety store called Kemp’s Konfectionary. They operated the store successfully, but after the tragic death of their daughter Laura in July 1968, they sold it in 1969. Alice was a staunch member of the United Church, a dedicated Legion Auxiliary member and a faithful member of the Rapid City Seniors. She was instrumental in the beginning of the Basswood Legion Auxiliary and served as its first president. She worked tirelessly in the Rapid City Legion Auxiliary and has been recognized by that organization with a number of awards. Over the years she was employed in a bakery, was an egg grader and operated the convenience store, she also decorated cakes for special occasions. Along with the UCW and Legion Auxiliary her volunteer life also included being a 4-H Leader, a Sunday School teacher and a volunteer at the museum. She was a founding member of the Rapid City Golf Club, curled actively for many years and in recent years continued to enjoy curling on TV along with several soap operas. She enjoyed working in her flower garden as much as singing in the choir, where her voice was always clearly heard. She loved watching the humming birds scrapping at their feeder. All in all 92 of her 93 years were spent in and around Rapid City. Only when she could no longer live wholly independently did she leave her beloved town and move to Sokol Supportive Housing in Brandon. Here she quickly made new friends and was content. Alice was predeceased by her parents, her husband Jack in 1997, daughter Laura in 1968, siblings Mary, Arthur, and Phyllis all under the age of one year, sister Hilda in a horse drawn wagon accident at age 13 years, sister Mae Seghers and brother Jack Belcher. She will be lovingly remembered by her family, son Gerry (Sharon), Brandon, grandchildren: Brian (Shelley), Tamara and Keira Kemp, Bowmanville, Ontario and Donna (Chris) Mitchel and Dallas Drysdale, Dauphin, sister Dorothy Shaw, Russell and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held on July 19, 2010 in Rapid City United Church with Rev. Barb Jardine officiating, organist Norma Christie, soloist Alexe Jones and Legion Auxiliary honor guard. Active pallbearers were: Mitch Drysdale, Dallas Drysdale, Allan Seghers, Kim Kemp, Bill Kemp, and Doug Northam. Honorary pallbearers were all in attendance. Interment was in Rapid City Cemetery. Minnedosa Funeral Service was in care of arrangements.
EVANS: Stanley George, January 2, 1917 to July 15, 2010. Stanley George Evans, beloved husband of the late Violet Evans, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, July 15, 2010 at the age of 93 years. Stan George Evans was born on January 2, 1917 in Dauphin, Manitoba to parents Alexander and Christena (Ewaskiw) Ewaniczuk. He started his life in the farming area around Gilbert Plains and later moved to Winnipeg. Upon completing school Stan went to work for Canadian Pacific Railway. Once war broke out Stan joined the Royal Canadian Air Force, attaining the rank of Corporal, and was stationed at various locations in the east. Among them was Gander, Newfoundland where he met his future wife Violet Eleanor Klages. They were married in Desboro, Ontario on December 24, 1944 while on leave from the Air Force. After the war Stan and Violet returned to Winnipeg and Stan went back to work for the Canadian Pacific Railway as an Express Messenger. Stan did a lot of travelling with the railroad, and being a romantic at heart, he would send Violet postcards and letters from different locations. In 1951 Stan decided that he needed a change and purchased a Dry Cleaning business in Rivers, Manitoba and moved his young family there. He soon realized that the dry cleaning business was not for him and in 1953 moved his family to Brandon where Stan went to work for Northern Auto Parts as a travelling salesman. He moved on to Canadian Motors, selling Ford parts over southwestern Manitoba and southeastern Saskatchewan. In later years he took over as manager of the body shop with Canadian Motors and remained there until his retirement at age 67. He was the first employee to retire from Canadian Motors. Summers were spent at their cabin at Oak Lake where they developed an active social life and perfected their love of renovating. After retirement Stan and Violet returned to Winnipeg to be closer to their children and grandchildren. They spent 2 years in Winnipeg and found they were spending more time with their friends in Brandon than in Winnipeg so decided to return to Brandon. Stan and Violet enjoyed travelling. Summer holidays consisted of touring through Canada and the United States with the kids in tow. Upon retirement they purchased a motor home and they would take their grandchildren with them on various trips. You would often see them taking off in the summer to go north fishing or visiting relatives in Montana. Stan was an active member of the Associated Canadian Travelers. Stan joined the Masons 50 years ago and worked his way up to join the Khartum Temple Shrine Club. He spent many years with the Brandon Shrine Club as a member of the Oriental Band. Stan and his wife Violet attended many parades with the Oriental Band as well as Shrine functions throughout Manitoba and the United States. Stan drove the Shriners' Cancer Van between Brandon and Winnipeg and received letters of appreciation for his care and consideration. Stan was always a wisecracker whose sharp wit and easy laugh touched anyone who ever shared in a conversation. Stan is predeceased by his wife Violet Eleanor (Klages) Evans in 2007, father Alexander Ewaniczuk in 1969, mother Christena (Ewaskiw) Ewaniczuk in 1973, brothers Joseph (Helen) Ewaniczuk, Walter (Gloria) Evans and Russell Evans and sisters Anne Ewaniczuk, Eileen (Billy) Boychuk, Josephine (John) Taylor, and Alice (Elmer) Workman. Stan is survived by his daughter Dianne (Nick) Pawlik of High Level, Alberta and sons Garry (Patricia) Evans of Calgary, Alberta, Cory (Doris) Evans of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Murray (Lei Anne Sharratt) Evans of Onanole, Manitoba; grandchildren Kristen (Blake) Howe of Nanaimo, B.C., Danielle (Marty) Thompson of Lake Country, B.C., Craig Evans of Calgary, Alberta, Nancy Green (Bill Rodger) of Ste. Anne, Manitoba, Jordan Evans of Winnipeg, Manitoba; Great Grandchildren Kane Thompson, Dusty Howe and Noah Thompson; sisters Frances (Myron) Muzik, Gloria (Tony) Brady and Haloria Cockle; and many nieces and nephews. A private family service was held with Rev. Chris Arthur officiating. Interment took place in the Veterans’ Section at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Stan may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 1529 Cedar Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1A6. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
DUNCAN: James Lloyd, born August 11, 1927 in Deleau, Manitoba and passed away quietly, July 13, 2010 at Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary, Alberta with family members at his side. Lloyd was raised in Deleau, Manitoba where he lived, worked and later owned the family farm. He married Cecile Vandermeulen in 1953 and together they had four children. In 1968 they moved to Agassiz, B.C. where they owned and operated a family restaurant/motel as well as working at the Agassiz Legion. Lloyd, Cecile and three boys later moved to Calgary, Alberta where he worked in the oil patch and did security. After retiring he enjoyed his summers camping in Souris, Manitoba. Survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Cecile, daughter Bonnie (Brian Woods), sons Doug (Sally), Darren and Dean (Kathy) as well a three grandsons Kevin, Bill and Dillon. A celebration of Lloyd’s life was held on July 20, 2010 at the Riverside Cemetery, Hartney, Manitoba. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Souris Hospital c/o A.R.H.A. Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0 or to the Souris Legion Branch #60 Box 302 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0.
DORNN: Ronald Dornn passed away peacefully on July 21st, 2010 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, at age 87. In his final days he was surrounded by his loving family and will be deeply missed by his wife of 57 years, Mary, eight children and 23 grandchildren. They include five sons, Edwin (Rita), Alex (Kathleen), Phil (Caroline), Carl (Sharon), Brian (Rhonda) and three daughters, Mary-Ann (Gordon), Rosie (David) and Genie (Paul). Ronald was born in the Russian Ukraine on April 26, 1923. His parents fled the Russian Revolution and came to Canada when he was a five year-old boy. His parents joined the Rockport Hutterite Colony in Alberta and his remarkable life story became the basis of the best-selling Canadian memoir, I Am Hutterite. As an adult Ronald joined the New Rosedale Colony in Manitoba where he had the good fortune to meet Mary Maendel. They were married in November 1952 and had nine children together. In 1969 they made the difficult decision to leave Fairholme Colony for a new start in the outside world. A farmer at heart, Ronald bought a chicken farm in Plum Coulee and eventually built his dream home near Sidney, Manitoba where he farmed for many years before retiring to Brandon in 2003. Bound by a mutual love for God, each other and family, our parents reached out to many others in need. They loved to sing together and we will miss dad singing us awake every morning. He was an honourable man whose word or handshake was as binding as any legal contract - a man who lived his life with integrity and great courage. Ronald was predeceased by his parents, Rosa and Christian Dornn, a son, Reynold Henry and his siblings Mary Heiner and Peter Dornn. His surviving siblings include Christian (Marie) Dorn of Oregon, Christopher (Susie) Dornn of Winnipeg, Rosie Baer of Abbotsford, Elsa Baumbach of Kitchener, and Jake Dornn of Neepawa. A wake will be held on Sunday evening at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, in Brandon, on Sunday, July 25, 2010 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Bethel Christian Assembly, 440 Richmond Avenue, Brandon on Monday, July 26th, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Mike Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Chater Cemetery. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the caregivers that looked after our dad, not only in our home but also at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Our lives were touched by many angels over the past few years and we are so thankful to all of you. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Westman Youth for Christ, 1228 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 0L9. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
AHO: The children of Olga Aho sadly announce the passing of their Mother on July 20, 2010 at the Brandon Palliative Care Centre, after a lengthy illness. She is survived by her six children - Linda Smerch (Larry), Audrhea Lande (Lori Johnson), Debbie Luke (Bernie), Jim Aho, Ginny Aho (Loren Gudbjartsson), and Sandra Procyshyn (Wesley), brother Steve Levinski (Alida), sister Jeanne Turner and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband Edward Aho in June, 1975. Mom took great joy in her 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed time spent with her Rorketon, Winnipegosis, and Brandon friends playing cards, picking berries, making pickles and telling jokes. Mom was born in Winnipeg, September 28, 1926. She loved school and became a teacher for a short time before marrying Edward Aho in Rorketon in 1948. She urged her children to “go to school, do your homework, and get ahead” and was proud of all our achievements. Life was sometimes a struggle for Mom but she loved life nevertheless. She loved the outdoors, her garden and farming, foretold the weather from the sky, amused us with her antics and jokes and left us with a million stories and memories. She took great pride in feeding her family, producing an endless supply of cabbage rolls, perogies and chicken soup. Sometimes these arrived on the Greyhound bus, signed “With Love from Mom.” Cremation has taken place and a family farewell will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please send a donation in Mom’s name to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation – Palliative Care – Ward A3. 150 McTavish Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
MERVYN: Jean Armstrong Mervyn of Rossburn passed away on Sunday, July 18, 2010, at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg at the age of 74 years. The funeral service will be held on Monday, July 26, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at the Rossburn Agri-Rec Centre, Rossburn. Interment will follow in the Rossburn Municipal Cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 – 17th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7M6. Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements. (204) 759-2160.
McLEAN: Duncan Oliver (Olie) passed away peacefully at his home, Valleyview Care Centre, on his 91st birthday. He was born July 19, 1919 to Alma and Duncan McLean and attended school at Little Souris, south of Brandon, and Mt. Vernon, in the Rapid City District. When he finished school, he worked on the farm with his Dad and when World War II began he enlisted in the army. He served until the end of the war, returning home safely in 1946. He worked with Manitoba Hydro and later purchased his farm, 1.5 miles south of Rapid City. He married Margaret Draper in 1956 and together they farmed until they retired to Minnedosa. Olie was active in the United Church in Rapid City and Minnedosa and an active member of the IOOF and Rebekahs. Olie loved music and thoroughly enjoyed playing for dances, entertaining and being a part of The McLean Orchestra. This continued for many years. Olie and Margaret moved to Brandon and spent many years at Hobbs Manor. He was a member of Central United Church. Margaret passed away in 2001 and Olie has been a resident of Valleyview Care Centre for six years. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Alma and Duncan McLean, brother Harold, his wife, Margaret, and is survived by his brothers George (Jean) McLean of Minnedosa, Albert (May) McLean of Brandon, a sister Bernice Bertram (Eric Stanzeleit) of Brandon, and many nieces and nephews. Olie was a kind and gentle man and was loved by the staff at Valleyview, who treated him with respect and dignity. He will be missed by all. A time of visitation will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, on Friday, July 23, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with Mona Franklin officiating. The graveside service will follow at Rapid City Cemetery. Donations in memory of Olie may be made to Central United Church, 327-8th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 3X5.Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
LYSACK: Doreen Bertha Lysack passed away peacefully on July 19, 2010 at Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home. Ceremony to Celebrate Doreen's life willtake place at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North on Saturday, July 24,2010 at 1:00 p.m. with viewing one hour prior to the service. Mona Franklin will officiate. Committal service will take place on Sunday, July 25, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the Brandon Cemetery Columbarium. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Doreen may be made to Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, Unit 4B - 457 9th St., Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1K2.Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
KENNEDY: The death of Annie "Anna" Jane Kennedy occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, July 10, 2010. Anna was born on April 4, 1922 in Ballyclaire, Northern Ireland, eldest child of Thomas and Sara McLean. She met the love of her life, Joseph, during the Second World War while working as a nurse. In March of 1945 they were married. She came to Canada as a war bride a year later. They had their bridal shower on their first anniversary. They farmed in the Stockton area until 1955 when they moved to Brandon. Anna began working for Lawson and Jones as a sales consultant in 1968, and worked for them for 15 years. They also took in boarders which formed many lasting friendships. In 1979 they moved to Boissevain, and after Joe passed away she moved back to Brandon in 1987. She also lived in Ottawa for a brief time and in Airdrie, Alberta for seven years before returning to Brandon, where she considered home. Joe and Anna had two children. Anna was able to return to her homeland three times after moving to Canada to visit her brother Tommy, sisters Maisie and Ruth and their families. Her over 500 pairs of salt and pepper shakers were special to her, as they were gifts from family and friends from all over the world. She had some from Iceland, Mexico, and Holland to name only a few. She never bought a single set herself. She is survived by daughter Joan (Bill) White, granddaughter Tracie (Patrick) cousins, grandson Carman (Crystal) White, great- grandchildren Breeanna, Megan, Bryson and Austin, Son Stewart (Mercy) and numerous step-grandchildren, brothers-in-law Vimy (Mary) Kennedy, Tom Kerr, John McCallum, sisters-in-law Rita Elders, Rae Patterson, and Kay Kennedy, and many nieces and nephews on both sides of the ocean. She loved watching sports, in particular those Maple Leafs. And back in the day she was a Wrestling fan. She will be ever known for her famous English trifle. When friends or family knew Granny would be coming for Christmas or New years (or really any occasion), there was the hope and anticipation she would be bringing her trifle. She enjoyed preparing such meals as these and celebrating with family. She was proud of all of her family, and enjoyed hearing stories and watching them grow. She proudly displayed pictures of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews throughout her home. Every Christmas, the mirror above the fireplace displayed all cards and photos received from family members. Anna enjoyed outings, whether picnics in scenic Alberta, a drive in the countryside or shopping trips. She would stop to talk to any small child or loved to see a dog and would stop and give it some attention. She cringed at any animal cruelty... including gophers. Anna attended First Baptist Church when able, and in later years enjoyed when church members came to visit and give her communion. Her kettle was always on for a pot of tea. She worked hard for Leprosy Canada through the stamp drive for many years. Anna had a great sense of humor right up to the end. She would always say how spoiled she was, when in fact she did most of the spoiling. She never wanted to bother the home care ladies, as she felt they were too busy and that there were people in more need than her. Her strong Irish stubbornness got her though some very tough days and outlived what the doctor told her she would. She will be sadly missed byall who knew her. The Ceremony to Celebrate Anna's Life was held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North on July 15, 2010. Pastor Randy Stanton officiated. A private family interment followed at Milford Cemetery. Donations in memory of Anna may be made to a charity of one's choice.Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangementswere with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
FISCHER: J. Douglas Fischer, beloved husband, dear father and grandfather,passed away in Brandon on Tuesday, July 20, 2010. Doug is survived by his wife, Eleanor and children: Gary (Kathy), Gordon (Keri), Neil (Colette), Donna (Larry); his grandchildren, Chad, Traci, Kirsty, Alec, Shantel, Hunter and great-grandson, Riley. He also leaves his brother, Robert (Shirley), sister, Helen (Bill Watson) and sister-in-law, Shirley (Ron Kinney). The Ceremony to Celebrate Doug's Life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street on Friday, July 23, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood will officiate. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Doug to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3, 824-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7. Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
MERVYN: Jean Armstrong Mervyn of Rossburn passed away on Sunday, July 18, 2010, at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg at the age of 74 years. The funeral service will be held on Monday, July 26, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at the Rossburn Agri-Rec Centre, Rossburn. Interment will follow in the Rossburn Municipal Cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 – 17th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7M6. Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements. (204) 759-2160.
BAWTINHIMER: Lynn Bawtinhimer, beloved wife of Bill, mother to Kim and Tara grandma to Jaelynn and Ali Lynn died on July 19, 2010 at the St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba at age 60. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday July 22, 2010 at Goodlands Fellowship Church in Goodlands, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, donations may be made to Manitoba Heart & Stroke Fund or Lions Seeing Eye Dogs www.dogguides.com Condolences may be made online at wheatlnd.comPrivate Interment Goodlands Cemetery Goodlands, Manitoba. Smith Funeral Home Deloraine, Manitoba, (204) 747-2088 www.wheatlnd.com
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