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SLEZAK: Rose Slezak passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 14, 2010. Predeceased by her husband Walter Slezak in 2004, brother Alex Wisnoski, numerous brothers and sisters-in law, Rose leaves behind to mourn her passing, brother Frank Wisnoski and sister-in-law Gerry, sisters Theresa Seymour, Irene Oakley and Marie Wisnoski; children Tammy (Roland) Masse, Kim (Danny) Walker and Barry Slezak; six grandchildren Shawn Masse, Amanda Masse, Darren Masse, Kristin Masse, Billy Walker and Todd Walker; two great grandchildren Sobe and Keaton Walker. Born June 30, 1932 in Elk Ranch to Martha and John Wisnoski, Rose was the fourth of six children. Rose attended Elk Ranch School and at the age of 16 moved to Toronto, Ontario where she worked at the Eaton’s Centre. She later moved back to Manitoba where she worked as a housekeeper for Walter Slezak. This working arrangement led to a lifelong commitment and they were married on November 13, 1965. They continued to farm in the Brookdale area. Rose resided at Valleyview Care Home in Brandon after suffering a major stroke in March of 2007 but continued to maintain a positive outlook on her situation. Rose enjoyed spending time with her family, especially the birthday parties and Christmas gatherings that were attended by her siblings and children – and the Chinese food that was always her requested menu. The family wishes to thank the doctor and nursing staff at Valleyview for their continued care and support as well as those that have conveyed their condolences to the family. Funeral Service will be held at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church in Neepawa on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Clarke’s Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of
DEG: Dwight John Deg of Brandon passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at the age of 53 years. In keeping with Dwight’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no formal funeral service. Donations in memory of Dwight may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, "Palliative Care," or "Western Manitoba Cancer Care Project, "150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Messages of condolence may be placed at
GOSHULAK: Miss Mary Goshulak, passed away on August 29, 2010 at St. Paul’s Home in Dauphin, at the age of 91 years. Upon graduating from the Dauphin Collegiate and Little’s Business College, she took up residence in Toronto. She was employed as a Health Clerk for the Toronto Department of Health for 32 years. Following retirement, she returned to Dauphin to care for her aging mother. Mary was an active member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church and its organizations in Toronto as well as in Dauphin. She was a past president of the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League in Toronto and remained an active member in Dauphin. She was an Associate of the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate; and participated in the Church Pastoral Care Ministry as well as St. Paul’s Home Auxiliary. She is survived by two brothers: Walter, of the Deer Lodge Centre, in Winnipeg and Peter, of Brandon. Also surviving is sister-in-law, Waldemera Goshulak, of Brandon. There are several nieces and grand-nieces; nephews and grand-nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Howard and Millie Goshulak of Dauphin and by her brother Alex, of Edmonton, as well as sister-in-law, Olive Goshulak, of Dauphin. A celebration of Mary’s life was held at the Church of Resurrection on Saturday, September 4th. Divine Liturgy was officiated by Rev. Fr. Oleg Bodnarski and the Cantor was Mr. Marvin Procyshyn. The Cross Bearer was Mr. Tony Pulak and The Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League acted as Honor Guards. The Reader was Mary’s niece, Theresa Johnson of Calgary. Her nieces and grand-nieces; nephews and grand-nephews acted as Pallbearers. The Eulogist was Mary’s youngest brother Peter, of Brandon. Interment took place at the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery. The family extends a very special thank you to the nurses and staff of St. Paul’s Home for the compassionate care given to Mary. Donations in memory of her may be made to St. Paul’s Home Auxiliary, 703 Jackson Street, Dauphin, R7N 2N2, or to a charity of your own choice.
DART: On Wednesday September 8th, 2010 Vivian Dart of Edmonton lost her courageous 7 year battle with Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 91. Vivian was predeceased by her loving husband, Jack Dart; sister, Margaret and brothers, Maurice and Harold Jones. She is survived by two sons, Dennis (Betty Shale) of Winnipeg and Bill (Barbara) of Edmonton and sister, Nolys Waterhouse of North Battleford, Saskatchewan; two wonderful grandchildren, Jonathan and Allison Dart (Brent Atkins) both of Winnipeg and two great grandchildren, Brody and Luke Atkins; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Vivian was born in North Battleford Saskatchewan in 1919 to Otis and Mary Jones and enjoyed an early career in business until moving with the love of her life, Jack to Brandon, Manitoba in 1952 where she raised her family and enjoyed an active life of involvement in her children’s sports, her Lodge, playing Duplicate Bridge, her many friends and contributing to her community. After the passing of her husband in 1982 she returned to her Saskatchewan roots and enjoyed an active life with friends and family in Saskatoon. It was there she achieved her lifelong duplicate bridge goal by earning Life Master status. Her family is very proud of her strength, independence and many accomplishments. Vivian moved to Edmonton during the early stages of her disease and although not able to enjoy much in Edmonton she was fortunate to receive the care and attention of the staff of the Waterford DAL unit, the General Hospital ward 10Y staff and, throughout her final three years, the wonderful staff on ward 12Y. In memory of Vivian donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta, 10531 -Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5H 4K1. Funds will be directed toward research.
KNIGHT: Barbara Lynn Knight, of Oak Lake Beach, widow of Henry, passed away peacefully with Brenda at her side at the Virden Health Centre, Virden on September 13, 2010. Complete obituary information will follow. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
WARD: Irene Ward (nee Dalzell) 1917- 2010. It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Irene Ward on September 12, 2010 at the Seven Oaks Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Beloved wife of the late James Ward of Winnipeg, formerly of Baldur MB, and mother of Florence (Everett) Trinder of Baldur, Gary (Lisa) of Winnipeg, Gail (Ron) Kehler of Winnipeg, Bruce (Doris) of Peterborough Ont., Fred of Brandon, Betty (Alvin) Fast of Winnipeg, Morley (Brenda) of Halifax N.S., 32 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, sister Mabel Dowd of Glenboro & sister Alice Bolack of Carberry as well as numerous nieces & nephews. Irene was predeceased by her husband Jim (1997) & by a son Milton (1959). A Celebration of Irene’s life will be held on Friday September 17, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Baldur Memorial Hall with Rev. Mike Williams officiating. Interment will take place in the Baldur Cemetery. Friends that desire, memorial donations can be made in Irene’s memory to the Luther Home, 1081 Powers St. Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2V 2G9.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Services, Willmor Chapel, Glenboro in care or arrangements. 204-827-2480.
BONCHUK: Jean Bonchuk of Birtle, Manitoba passed away on Friday, September 10, 2010 at the Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg at the age of 74 years. Jean is survived by sons: David (Marnee) Bonchuk of Solsgirth, Melvin (Shelley) Bonchuk of Solsgirth, Brian (Kathy) Bonchuk of Birtle, Wayne (Charlene) Bonchuk of Birtle, nine grandchildren, one great grandchild, brothers: Peter (Rose) Hachkowski of Birtle, Frank Hachkowski of Canora, Saskatchewan, Archie Hachkowski of Oakburn, Edward (Donna) Hachkowski of Ardrossan, Alberta, sisters: Carol Mushumanski of Rossburn, Ann Micallef of Edmonton, Alberta, Mary Corte of Beamsville, Ontario, Bernice Sperling of Edmonton, Alberta. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. from the Sacred Heart of Jesus Ukrainian Catholic Church, Rossburn with interment following in the parish cemetery. Prayers will be said from the church Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. with Fr. Mykhaylo Khomitskyy officiating. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Solsgirth Memorial Hall or the Canadian Liver Foundation.
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Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of arrangements, (204) 759-2160.
CUDNEY: Peacefully of natural causes, we sadly announce the death of Gordon Charles Cudney, in Brandon, Manitoba, at the age of 95 years. Gordon was born at Fergus, Ontario, on June 17, 1915, and moved to Brandon as a young man where he met and married Gertrude on January 15, 1941. He was predeceased by his parents, Richard and Ellen, and numerous brothers and sisters. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Gertrude, who was by his side at his passing. He also leaves behind two sons, Alex (Susan) and Robert, grandchildren, Tiffany (Chris), Troy (Sheila), Britt (Paul), Krista (Sean), Nancy (Chad) and Andrea (David), and great-grandchildren, Taliesin, Drew, Tatum, Lucas, Madison, Abigail, Carter, Tyler and Oliver. He will especially be missed by his Chihuahua, Princess, whom he doted on and adored. Gordon served overseas during World War II and, upon his return to Brandon, worked 37 years for Federal Pioneer in Brandon, Manitoba, as a sheet metal fabricating foreman. He was a self-taught gunsmith, President of the Junior Rifle Club, Cub Leader and an avid member of the Game and Fish Association. Gordon had a passion for building model wagons, planes, Red River carts and bird houses. Gordon was always willing to lend a helping hand without any expectation of financial return. The gratitude of the people he helped was ample reward. He delivered Meals on Wheels to “old people”, as he referred to them, when he himself was 85 years of age. He maintained his faculties, wit and sense of humour to the end. A special thanks to Dr. Butler and the staff at Brandon Hospital who brought him back from the brink on more occasions than one can remember. At his request there will be a private family memorial service.
“For what is it to die, but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun, And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered.”
HOWELL: Arthur Edward. With broken hearts we announce the passing of our father and friend, Arthur Howell, on September 10, 2010. Arthur was born in the East End of Brandon on November 1, 1935. He attended King George and Earl Haig schools. Much of his early years were spent with family and friends hanging out at the East End Community Center. In June 1957, Art married Gwen Lougheed and they settled in the East End to raise their family. They had four children Doreen, Doug, Cathy and Lori-Li. Many summers were spent at Sandy Lake fishing and boating. Art also enjoyed duck hunting and numerous fixer-upper projects. Art is survived by his four children Doreen (Doug), Doug, Cathy, and Lori-Li (Sandy). Also grandchildren Teri-Li (Justin), Dylan, Catherine- Anne, Branden, Neale, Jessica, Braden and Sarah and one great grandchild Samuel Arthur. He is also survived by his two sisters Joyce and Ruth, brother Jim, numerous nieces and nephews, family, special friends and acquaintances. He was predeceased by his parents Wilfred and Cecilia Howell, brothers George, Don, and Russ, brother- in-law Lionel, sister-in-law Norma and infant grandson Jeremy. A very special thank you to the nurses and staff of the Palliative Care floor in the Assiniboine Centre. There will be a private family burial at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. A Celebration of Art's Life will be held on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the East End Community Center, Park Street and Victoria Avenue.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the East End Community Center or to a charity of your choice.Messages of condolence may be placed at
NOSEWORTHY: Ursula Renate (Parke). Beloved wife of Bill, mother of Lilian and William, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on September 11, 2010, after a short but courageous battle against cancer with her family by her side. She was 67. Ursula was born on July 15, 1943, in Maltsch, Schlesien (Germany). She was the second youngest of seven children. During World War II, migrating with her family, Ursula settled in Bodenfelde (West Germany). She attended school and entered an apprenticeship program in a local butcher and deli shop. In 1967, she began working for the Canadian Forces at Fort Prince of Wales in Northern Germany where she met her future husband, Bill. In 1969, while still in Germany, Bill and Ursula had their daughter, Lilian. In 1971, she left her homeland and moved to C.F.B. Shilo, Manitoba, where they welcomed their son, William in 1973. Ursula embraced her military family life and life in Canada. In June 1982, she proudly became a Canadian citizen. The family moved often, but Ursula understood that it was all a part of being a military wife. Manitoba always held a special place in her heart and she called Shilo her home. On Bill's retirement from the Forces, they chose an acreage in Cottonwoods. In April 1990, she opened a new chapter in her life becoming a grandmother to Adam. Marcus, her second grandson, came in February 1997. Throughout her life, Ursula was a proud homemaker, a devoted friend, and a passionate volunteer. She loved being outdoors, especially walking her dogs on the prairies. She was an active member of St. Paul's Anglican Church and the Lioness Club of Wawanesa. Ursula was affectionately called "Nan" by her grandsons. She always had a place in her home and her heart for everyone she met, becoming "Nan" to many others as well. Predeceased by her parents, Emil and Maria Parke in 1972, and brothers Gunter, Walter and Ziegfried Parke. Left to mourn are her husband Bill, sisters Erica (Otto) and Margarete (Willi), brother Ulrich (Lilo), and sister-in-law, Dora, daughter Lilian (Trowbridge), son William (Noseworthy), sons-in-law Steven Trowbridge and Wayne Chacun, grandsons Adam and Marcus Trowbridge, as well as many other relatives and friends. Services will be held in Brandon, Manitoba at Brockie Donovan Funeral Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, September 17, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be at a later date. Donations in memory of Ursula may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3, or the Canadian Cancer Society, 415 First Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8. The family would like to thank Dr. Edward and the staff of the Brandon Regional Health Centre for their compassionate care. Messages of condolence may be placed at
POTTER: Tom Potter, age 45, beloved husband of Linda, beloved father of Liam & Kassandra, died September 8, 2010 at his residence in Elgin, Manitoba. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at the Lauder Community Hall in Lauder, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. For family and friends who so desire, a trust fund has been established for Liam and Kassandra Potter. Donations will be gratefully accepted at any RBC Royal Bank. For more information please call RBC - Deloraine, Manitoba Branch @ (204) 747-1803.
Messages of condolence may be made at
Smith Funeral Home, Deloraine Manitoba.
SEFTON: Barbara Sefton passed away peacefully on September 9, 2010 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre with her family at her side. Barbara was born in Brandon on March 6, 1932 to William and Muriel Bain, a younger sister to Beth and Marion. Barb grew up in Brandon, spending many summers in the Rounthwaite area and at Clear Lake. She completed high school and business college in Brandon. She met Gordon when she was 15 and they married four years later on August 18, 1951. Barb was a stay-at-home mom for her four children and then later worked at the Brandon Sun, a nursery school, as an Educational Assistant at George Fitton school and the Brandon Clinic. She was actively involved at Knox United Church, was a volunteer for Brandon Community Options, the Diabetes Association, Meadows School and at both the Winter and Summer Canada Games in Brandon. She and Gordon also attended Brandon Wheat Kings hockey games for over 50 years. Gordon and Barbara lived for a few years at Sandy Lake enjoying many happy moments with family and friends. Barb returned to Brandon when Gordon passed away in 2001. Despite deteriorating health over the past few years, Barb maintained a positive and upbeat outlook. In June of this year Barb moved to Victoria Landing and enjoyed re-connecting with friends there. Barb was predeceased by her husband, Gordon, sister Marion Sutherland and brother- in-law Orville Sefton. She is survived by her children Mark (Jean Deong), Nancy (Dan) Ferg, Karen (Don) Morrison, and Eric (Therese) and grandchildren Michael Sefton, Adam Sefton, Erica (Ryan) Katchin, Sarah (Greg) Pelechaty, Nathan Ferg, Adrian Ferg, Alex Morrison, Nicole Morrison, Kevin (Victoria Gazayou) Denechezhe, Jordan Denechezhe, Christopher Sefton, Alannah (Brett Klassen) Sefton, Colin Sefton, Tristan Sefton. Her six great-grandchildren are Daylan Katchin, Dane Katchin, Sydney Pelechaty, Kayla Denechezhe, Faron Denechezhe and Blair Denechezhe. She is also survived by her sister Beth Ilott, brother-in-law Norman (Jean) Sefton and many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. The celebration of her life will be held at Knox United Church, 451-18th Street, on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend David Cathcart officiating. A private family interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Barbara can be made to the Gordon and Barbara Sefton Memorial Scholarship Fund (167 Daly Crescent, Brandon, R7A 6V9) or to a charity of choice. Messages of condolence may be placed at
SHELVEY: Lloyd D. (Tiny) Shelvey passed from this life to begin his eternal journey quickly, quietly and peacefully at his home in Grandview, Manitoba on August 30, 2010. He was predeceased by an infant brother, his parents Bert and Kay Shelvey, his sister Darlene and his brothers- in-law Garth Powell and Calvin Fairbairn. Surviving to cherish his memory are his life partner of 37 years, the Reverend Steve Wilson, his sister Diane, 5 nieces Robyn and Rick McGowan, Marni and Travis Loewen, Stacey Powell, Jodi and Kyle Scott, Nicole and Mark Cochrane, as well as his special grandniece Brielle McGowan and grandnephew Braedyn McGowan; by his cat Velvet and dog Digger, his world wide family of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs, a large extended family and a host of friends and neighbours. A service of worship celebrating his life will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, September 20, 1010 in Grandview United Church. An inurnment service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 21 at the Rapid City Cemetery. His “brekkie buddy” the Reverend Karen Kuzek will officiate and arrangements are entrusted to his friends at Sneath Strilchuk Funeral Services of Dauphin.
SEFTON: Barbara Sefton of Brandon, beloved mother of Mark, Nancy, Karen and Eric, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, September 9, 2010 at the age of 78 years. A Celebration of Barb’s Life will be held at the Knox United Church, 451-18th Street, on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. David Cathcart officiating. A private family interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Barb may be made to a charity of choice or to the Gordon and Barbara Sefton Memorial Scholarship Fund, 167 Daly Crescent, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6V9. Complete obituary information to follow.Messages of condolence may be placed at
BOS: In Loving Memory of Karin Bos, beloved Mom of Nic and Ben, age 41, died September 9, 2010 at Boissevain Health Centre, Boissevain, Manitoba. Funeral Service will be held Monday, September 13, 2010 at the Minto Community Hall in Minto, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Viewing will be held Monday 10:30-12:30 at Minto United Church. Donations may be made to a trust fund for Nic and Ben in care of Sunrise Credit Union in Minto or Boissevain, Manitoba.
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Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.
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