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GOUDREAU: Amber Dawn (nee Brugger) Goudreau passed away suddenly at home on Friday, August 6, 2010. Amber was born in Brandon, Manitoba on July 7, 1983. She is survived by her loving husband Jason and two children: Dawson and Paxton; parents Brian and Marni Brugger; brother Joel (fiancée Michelle) andsister Breanne (son Austin); grandparents Dennis and Cheryl Brugger. She is also missed by her in-laws Mickey and Sandra Kreidl and brother-in-law Richard. She will be sadly missed by many aunts, uncles, and cousins. The Service to Celebrate Amber’s Life will be held at Calvary Temple, 620-34th Street, on Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Dan Pope of McDiarmid Drive Alliance will officiate. Interment will take place at Smoland Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Amber may be made to the Parkinson Society of Manitoba, #302 - 171 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 1M4 or to a charity of choice. Expressions of sympathy may be made at Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
MEAGHER: Dorothy (Dot) Meagher passed away at the Assiniboine Centre on Sunday, August 8, 2010 with family at her side. She was born in the R.M. of Cornwallis on January 18, 1924, the sixth child of eight children of William and Margaret Richardson. She married Alex Meagher on March 28, 1951. Alex predeceased her in December of 1989. Although Dot and Alex had no children, their “family” consisted of many nieces and nephews who thought of them as a very special aunt and uncle. In addition to her husband and parents, Dot was predeceased by her brothers, Tom, George, Bob and Jack and her sister, Mary. She is survived by her sisters Edie Hendricks (Winnipeg) and Irene Brown, as well as five sisters-in-law, Katie Meagher and Beryl Meagher, Lorraine Richardson, Fern Richardson, and Vera Richardson. Dot enjoyed curling, lawn bowling, playing cards and bingo, and her coffee get-togethers. She will be remembered as a kind and caring sister, aunt and friend. The Funeral Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Laird Russell Yearwood of Central United Church officiating. A private family graveside service will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Don Richardson, Bob Richardson, Ron Richardson, Terry Brown, Murray Brown and Alex Brown. Donations in memory of Dot to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8, would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be placed at
NORRIE: Archie Norrie of Virden, formerly of Isabella and Decker, Manitoba passed away on August 3, 2010 at the Reston Care Home at the age of 82 years. The funeral service was held on Saturday, August 7, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from the Isabella Community Church. Interment followed in the Isabella Cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Isabella Community Church or Virden St. Paul’s United Church. Messages of condolence may be emailed to Funeral Service of Russell were in care of arrangements.
BAWTINHIMER: Carole Lynn Bawtinhimer (nee Rowe) passed away peacefully July 19, 2010 at the age of 60, at St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg, MB surrounded by her family. Lynn as born May 15, 1950 to Russell and Isabelle (Renwick) Rowe in Deloraine, MB. She grew up in Elva and Goodlands, receiving most of her education at Waterloo and Waskada. She was an active member of the 4-H club and loved dancing and music. She received her LPN nursing degree in 1969 and nursed in Melita and Rivers, MB. Lynn married her high school sweetheart, Bill Bawtinhimer on July 18, 1970 in Goodlands. It was in Goodlands that Lynn and Bill started their journey of 40 years together. They started their journey around southwest Manitoba in 1971 moving to Moline, back to Goodlands to farm, then to Deloraine, Binscarth and Virden. Each move made new wonderful friends that Lynn cherished all her life. Her greatest joy was the birth of her daughters Kim & Tara, both born while they lived at Goodlands. She taught her girls about life, faith, perseverance, strength, and the love of cooking, gardening, animals, curling and the importance of time with family and friends. With the birth of granddaughters Jaelynn and Ali, Lynn felt such joy and love that mere words can’t describe. Just the sound of their voices and laughter could lift her spirits and make her laugh. Lynn loved to cook, having learned the fine art of preparing a feast from her mother, she loved to have family and friends for a meal. In later years she did some catering and found the same enjoyment providing fantastic meals for senior’s suppers or special occasions in the Binscarth area. Lynn also had a great passion for animals. She worked in the Vet Clinics in Deloraine and Russell, MB. She took great pride in putting her nursing skills to work on all animals and she felt they appreciated as she said she never heard any patients complain. Lynn also enjoyed helping Bill with all aspects of auction sales. She loved visiting with people at auctions whether she was working them or just going to watch Bill auctioneer. There are no words to describe how much she was loved and how much she will be missed – her laughter, love and caring touched all who knew her. She was predeceased by her father Russell Rowe, mother-in-law Ruth Bawtinhimer, father-in-law Frank Bawtinhimer. Lynn is survived by her husband of 40 years, Bill Bawtinhimer of Virden, daughters Kim Bawtinhimer and Tara Besser (John Braun), granddaughters Jaelynn and Ali all of Brandon. Lynn is also survived by her mother Isabelle Rowe (Deloraine), brothers Wayne (Julie) Rowe (Goodlands) and Bryce (Laurie) Rowe of Calgary, Brother-in-law Ron Bawtinhimer (Deloraine), Sister in-laws Cheryl Minaudier (Winnipeg) and Marie (Darvin) Engel (McClusky, ND). Auntie Lynn also leaves behind her treasured nieces and nephews: Beth, Nevada, Christopher, McKenzie, Larry, Becky, John, Karen, Darryl, Calista and Seb and their families. A private graveside service was held at the Goodlands Cemetery, followed by a Celebration of Life at the Goodlands Fellowship Community Church on Thursday, July 22, 2010. The service was officiated by family friend and Minister Glen Whetter. Dear friends Erma Whetter and Pat Ilott provided “Memories of Lynn”. Pallbearers were Glen Wall, Dale Rowe, Ken Austin, Norman Bridgeman, Stuart Miller, and Ken Hudson. All in attendance were considered honourary pallbearers. Arrangements were provided by Smiths Funeral Homes of Deloraine. If friends so desire donations may be made in Lynn’s memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 824 – 18th Street, Unit 3, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7 or the Lions Seeing Eye Dogs c/o the Lions Foundation of Canada, Box 907, Oakville, ON L6J 5E8.
BLACK: Gordon Conrad Black passed away following a brief illness, at Brandon Regional Health Centre, on Sunday, July 4, 2010, at the age of 94 years. Gordon leaves to mourn, eleven nieces and nephews and their families, as well as many friends. Gordon was born at Douglas, where he grew upon the family farm. Other than short winter employment in the logging industry, he farmed the home farm and enjoyed everyday life in the Douglas Community. Funeral service will take place in the Douglas United Church, where Gordon was a lifelong member, on Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Madford Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memorial donations may be made in Gordon’s memory to Douglas United Church or the Madford Cemetery Committee.
Rest in peace,dear Uncle Gordon.
LEARMONTH: George Edward, 85 years, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, August 6, 2010 with family by his side. At his own request, George will be cremated. A private family service will be held at a later date. If friends desire, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3, 824 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7. Expressions of sympathy may be made Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
PODRUSKI: Thomas (Tommy) Podruski passed away accidentally in the R.M. of Harrison on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at the age of 59 years. Tommy is survived by his brother, Ken (Edna) Podruski of Erickson and two sisters: Joyce (Harley) Bold of Clanwilliam and Karen (Ken) Manary of Erickson. The funeral service will be held on Monday, August 9, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Jude’s Roman Catholic Church, Erickson, with Rev. Deacon Conrad Plante officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Manitoba Wildlife Federation Habitat Foundation, 70 Stevenson Rd., Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3H 0W7.
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Rae’s Funeral Service of Erickson are in care of the arrangements.
THOMPSON: Bessie. The family sadly announces the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Bessie Thompson of Brandon at Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2010. Our mother was born in her parents' home in Carnduff, Saskatchewan, May 4, 1918. Mum was the secondyoungest of seven children born to William and Elizabeth Ennos. She received her schooling in Carnduff, and after graduating from high school worked for a short time as a home-maker's helper. When the war began, she joined the Royal Canadian Air Force, and was stationed in Brandon. In 1944, Mum and Dad met. Dad, too, was a member of the RCAF. They were married May 16, 1945 in Brandon. After a short time living in Estevan, Saskatchewan they then moved to the family farm where they lived together and raised four children. As a farm wife, mum worked alongside our dad, milking cows, raising chickens, chopping wood and doing any tasks that needed doing. Her gardens were always filled with flowers and vegetables. Bessie was an industrious woman who froze vegetables, canned fruits, made jams and pickles, made home-made bread and buns, baked pies, and loved to provide her family with nutritious home-cooked meals. Mum was very involved in our lives. She read us bedtime stories, sewed clothing for us, helped us with homework and 4-H projects and listened to our stories. We appreciate all the many skills she passed on to us. Bessie enjoyed homemaker competitions, and won many awards. Up until the end, she baked her famous date-filled oatmeal cookies and shared them with her friends. Once we were in school, she decided to enter the work force once again. She worked at the 1 and 10 Motel, Barney's Motel, Salisbury House, and finally Brandon Hospital. Dad passed away suddenly in 1975, so at the age of 56, Mum learned to drive and enjoyed driving until she was close to 90. She continued to work at the hospital until her retirement in 1984. Mum continued to live at the farm until 1989 when she moved to her house in Brandon. In 2002, Bessie moved to Hobb's Manor where she resided until her passing. She enjoyed her many dear friends at Hobb's and took part in most activities such as card games, shuffleboard, bingo and exercise class. She was active up until her stay in the hospital. Mum loved to go shopping, to go for lunch, or to have anyone come for a visit and tea. She liked to play Scrabble, Dominoes, Cribbage, and Yahtzee, and usually won. She knit manyafghans, baby quilts, scarves, and other items that all of us treasure. She liked to travel and enjoyed trips to Alaska, California, Newfoundland, Montreal, Victoria and many other places. Mum was so proud of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and often had stories or pictures to share with her friends. She was predeceased by: her husband, Lorne in 1975; her daughter, Margaret in 2006; her parents and her six siblings. We are so grateful for the ninety-two healthy years our mother lived, and for the wonderful times we spent with this caring and loving woman. She will be remembered and missed by daughters Linda Burnell (Al Gray), Helen Weitman (George), and son, Frank Thompson (Jenny) and children, Ashley and Leanne. Also left to mourn her passing are Margaret's husband Syd Dmyterko of Strathclair and children, Debra Donaghey (Hugh) of Milton, Ontario, Sherri Laita (Dave) of Cambridge, ON, Craig Dmyterko of Elphinstone, and Karin Younghans (Todd) of Fergus, Ontario. Mum also leaves nine great-grandchildren: Zach, Nathan and Ryan Laita; Kiana, Ashlyn and Makena Donaghey; and Emily, Kate, and Cohen Younghans. Also left to cherish her memory are her sisters-in-law, Muriel Thompson of Prince George, B.C., and Hazel Ennos of Weyburn, Saskatchewan. She enjoyed special times with Al's children, Jodie Sunley (Sterling) and son, Euan, Krista Wynne (Terrance) and children, Emma and Jackson. There are numerous nieces, nephews and friends to remember this kind, independent, and energetic woman. The Funeral Service was held at Memories Chapel Monday, July 26, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. with Mona Franklin officiating. Pallbearers were her six grandchildren: Debra Donaghey, Sherri Laita, Craig Dmyterko, Karin Younghans, Ashley Thompson, and Leanne Thompson. Interment was in the Brandon Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 2B7, or to a charity of choice.Mum, we will forever miss you, your happy smile, your sense of humour, your strength and courage, your enjoyment of the fun things in life, and your unconditional love for us.Expressions of sympathy may be made Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
WAKEFIELD: George Wilbert Wakefield passed away on Thursday, August 05, 2010 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 79. George was predeceased by his parents Walter and Ingred; sisters Edith, Ethel, Gladys, Dorothy and Grace; brothers John, Wilf, Don, Doug and Ralph. George is survived by his wife of 57 years, Leah; daughter Dianne (George) and their children Kirk and Kaitlyn; daughter Ingrid Kelly (Jeff) and their children James, Laura, Samuel and Olivia. George is also survived by brothers Garth (Dorothy) and Blaine (Linda); sister-in-law Darlene and brother-in-law Jim Shopland as well as many nieces and nephews. George will be fondly remembered for his loyalty to family and friends. He was loved and respected by those who knew him and will be greatly missed for his guidance, jokes, songs and cheer. A huge thank you to the Palliative Care staff at the BRHC who provided much comfort and care to George during his last weeks. A service to celebrate George’s life will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Joe Ball officiating. A private family graveside ceremony will take place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honour of George to the Canadian Cancer Society, “Cancer Van Services,” 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8 or to the Sun Fund for Kids, 501 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 0K4. Messages of condolence may be placed at
BERNIER: Joseph John David Bernier 66 years, better known as J.D. Blair passed away on Friday, July 30, 2010 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. J.D. was born February 8, 1944 in Val d'Or, Quebec. J.D. was raised in Elliot Lake and lived with his parents until he was 21. This was when music took over his heart and the traveler came alive in him. Along the travels he took he met many memorable musicians where J.D.'s musical family began and grew. In 1986 after a long road of being a traveling man he decided to settle down and "come home" where he became a local musician of the Brandon area. Along the way of J.D.'s travels he managed to have a life with several loves along the way and was blessed with four children. He turned his life from music to family and music. J.D. lived out his life in Brandon with his treasured dogs that became his children, after his kids had all grown up and left the nest. J.D. was a man with a big heart and a song for every occasion. J.D. is survived and loved by his children: Richard Laporte, Jason Bernier (Michelle Head), Blair Bernier (Melanie Thompson), Donna Bernier (Derek Graham), (his dogs Skor, Ripper, Shauna), grandchildren: Randy Laporte, Travis Laporte, Jeremy Laporte, Spencer Bernier, Arieana Bernier, Sydnee Bernier, Alexa Bernier, Mikaela Devers, great-grandson Raiden Laporte, and many musicians J.D. played with throughout his life journey. He was predeceased by his parents Joseph Raoul Bernier, Lola May Bernier, Hisbeagle Fred, beloved dogs Foreman, Striker, Skye, Sidney, Shadow, and members of his musician family. The Celebration of J.D.'s Life will be held on Friday, August 6, 2010 (today) at 2:30 p.m. at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, Brandon, Manitoba. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 2B7.Expressions of sympathy may be made at Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
WAKEFIELD: Mr. George Wilbert Wakefield of Brandon, beloved husband of Leah, passed away on Thursday, August 05, 2010 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Funeral arrangements are pending with Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services, 727-0694.
CANNON: Jefferie William Cannon passed away at Waskada, Manitoba, on Monday, August 2, 2010 at the age of 55. Jeff was predeceased by his parents Mackar "Hall" and Janet (McGilchrist) Cannon and brother Glen. Jeff is survived by his wife Pat (nee Coleman) of Waskada, Manitoba; two sons: Dave (Jillian Wolfe) of Ottawa, Ontario and Kyle (Allissa) their children Jayda and Lyric of Souris, Manitoba; daughter Sandi (Chris Fraser) and their daughter Echo of Trenton, Ontario, and brother Clint (Cindy) Cannon of Holland, Manitoba. A service to celebrate Jeff's life will be held on Friday, August 6, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. from the Waskada United Church, Waskada, Manitoba with Reverend Dwight Rutherford officiating with interment to follow at the Waskada Cemetery. Donations may be given to Manitoba Wildlife Federation 70 Stevenson Road Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3H 0W7 or to the Moncur Gallery (Peoples of the Plains Inc.) Box 1241, Boissevain, Manitoba, R0K 0E0. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home Melita 522-3361. To send condolences or special memories to the family, please visit:
KINGDON: Ian Bernard Kingdon beloved husband of Karen, passed away on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at the Minnedosa Health Centre at the age of 69 years. Viewing will take place on Thursday, August 5, 2010 from 7-8:00 p.m. at the Minnedosa Funeral Service Chapel. Funeral service will be held on Monday, August 9, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Minnedosa Community Conference Centre. Interment will take place at All Saints Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements, 204-867-3868.
MAXWELL: Earle William Maxwell, beloved husband of Dorothy, age 90, died on August 1, 2010 at the Evergreen Personal care Home, Boissevain, Manitoba Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 7, 2010, Boissevain Legion Hall, Boissevain, Manitoba, 2:00 p.m. Donations may be made to a charity of own choice.
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Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.
MCDONALD: Mary Elizabeth McDonald (nee Muir). Peacefully on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 with family at her side, Mary passed away in the Erickson Personal Care Home at the age of 96 years. Mom was predeceased by her beloved husband Malcolm in 1964; her parents Alex and Annie Muir; brothers Jim and Campbell; sisters Margaret and Agnes. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter Anne (Barry) Paulsen of Erickson; her son Bob (Carole) McDonald of Winnipeg; her grandchildren Doug (Roselle) Paulsen of Winnipeg; Ken (Yvette) Paulsen of Sparwood, B.C., Heather Ready of Salmon Arm, B.C., Gary McDonald of St. John’s, NFLD and Cheryl McDonald of Winnipeg; great grandchildren Rob and Luke Paulsen of Winnipeg, Jaylyn and Bradi Ready of Salmon Arm, B.C., Meghan and Carter Paulsen of Sparwood, B.C. and Brennan McDonald of St. John’s, NFLD; sisters -in-law Tillie MacDonald and Norma McDonald of Winnipeg and many nieces and nephews. Mom was born on the family farm at Elphinstone, Manitoba on March 23, 1914. She took her schooling there and remained at home until her marriage to Malcolm McDonald on January 6, 1937. They resided in many small communities finally settling in Portage la Prairie in 1955. Malcom passed away in 1964. Mary continued living in Portage until she moved to Erickson in 2000. Mom was a great homemaker, a good gardener especially growing roses. She was an expert strawberry and raspberry picker. She loved crafts, and tried everything, her specialty being greeting cards. Every member of her family received a crocheted afghan. Mom loved her family and was always interested in what was “going on”. She was very proud of all their accomplishments. Mom was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where she played the organ for many years. She belonged to the Guild, Women’s Missionary Society, Order of the Eastern Star Electa Chapter No. 2, and a dedicated volunteer for many organizations. Mom also enjoyed visiting and traveling with her family and friends and going on picnics. Many thanks to the Erickson Personal Care Home for the wonderful love and care Mom received over the past years. Special thanks to the Palliative Care ladies who provided comfort and care during Mom’s last days. A Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, August 7, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 17 Royal Road S., Portage la Prairie, Manitoba with the Rev. John Zondag officiating. As expressions of sympathy, if friends so wish, donations may be made in Mary’s memory to the Erickson District Palliative Care, Box 587, Erickson, Manitoba, R0J 0P0 or a charity of one’s choice.A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel 857-4021.
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