Classifieds / Obituaries
BROOKS: Florence Catherine (Kay) Brooks; beloved wife of the late Franklin Brooks; and mother of Earl (Lorraine), Sheila (Mel), Audrey, and Dale (Jackie); passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 95 years of age. A service to celebrate Kays life will be held at the Hamiota United Church, Hamiota on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 2:00 PM followed by a time of fellowship in the Hamiota Community Centre. Interment will take place at the Hamiota Cemetery at 1:00 PM. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Kays memory to the Hamiota United Church Memorial Fund, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0; Hamiota District Sports Complex, Box 100, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0; or to the Hamiota Golf Club, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0.
Messages of condolence and photos can be sent through the obituary at www.campbellfuneralhome.caCampbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
ANDRUSKI: Stanley James Stan Andruski, beloved husband of Gilberte Gil and loving father of Jamie, Jacquie and Cher, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, March 4, 2012 at the age of 79 years. Prayers will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustines Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. James Ahaneku as Celebrant. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Stan may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3- 824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7. Complete obituary information to follow.
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ANDRIES: Passed away at the Tri-Lake Health Centre, Killarney MB, on Saturday March 2, 2012 at the age of 82 years, Andre Julien Andy Andries of Glenora MB. Andy leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Gerarda (nee De Kezel), his five children Ken (Brenda) of St. Francois Xavier MB, Greg (Teresa) of Stonewall, Rob (Marilyn) of Killarney, Bev (Duane) Klatt of Morden, Jeff (Candace) of Killarney; eight grandchildren, Jessica, Brooke, McKenzie, Shane, Hailie, Heidi, Andrew, & Dawson; brothers Leo (Doreen) of Mariapolis, Larry (Karen) of Chilliwack B.C., Fred of Crystal City MB, Bob (Darlene) of Winnipeg, sisters Mary (Tom) Goodbrand of Winnipeg, Jackie (Frank) Roeges & Rosena Levreault both of Baldur, as well as numerous nieces & nephews. Andy was predeceased by his infant daughter Linda & a brother Lorne. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held in the St. James Catholic Church, Baldur MB, on Thursday March 8, 2012 at 2:00 pm with Father Phillip Malayil as Celebrant. Prayers will take place at 1:30 pm prior to Mass. Interment to follow the service in the Baldur Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Andys memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st St. Brandon MB, R7A 2W8.
For online condolences, please visit www.willmorchapel.comJamiesons Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
AMES: It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our mom and grandma, Doris (née Mathers) on March 2, 2012 at the age of 82 years. She leaves to mourn her daughters, Janice Smith (Len), Jodi Robertson (Ken), grandsons, Reid and AJ, sister-in-law, Lorraine Mathers and her dearest friend, Olga Moffat. Doris was predeceased by her husband Murray in January 1994. At moms request, a graveside service will be held at the Brandon Cemetery on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Shannon McCarthy of Central United Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6.
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TOMISKI: After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Sherie Yvonne Tomiski (née Fiel), passed away surrounded by her family, on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Sherie was born on December 9, 1963 in Brandon. She grew up on a farm near Birtle, Manitoba, where she attended school and graduated from grade 12. Sherie began her working career as a hair stylist and later pursued her passion for nursing. Sherie graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1990. She worked in several areas at the Brandon Regional Health Centre; she particularly enjoyed working as an O.R. Nurse. Sherie was a strong union activist and held many positions such as local and regional President and was an MNU Board member; she was a natural born leader. Sherie could always find a bargain or a good deal, she could barter with the best of them. She enjoyed pottery, golfing, knitting and hosting backyard Olympics and dances. Sherie was a champion at practical jokes. She loved helping others and always made time to listen to everyone. In her spare time, she worked as a Marriage Commissioner, practiced Reiki and was fascinated by angels and the spiritual world. She is survived by her loving husband and childhood sweetheart Darrell and their two wonderful children, Brayden and Sarah. Her parents Ed and Bonnie; sisters, Laurie (Michael) their children, Brittany (Dale) and Alex, Valerie (Tom) and their children, Jillian (Barrett) and Tommy, Shellie (David) and their children Dylan, Kenzie, Tyler and Anika. She will also be sadly missed by her in-laws Faye and Stan Tomiski, Bonnie (Alan) and daughter, Ashley, Phil (Jamie) and children Cheyenne, Alex and Blake. Sherie was predeceased by her brother Calvin and brother-in-law, Michael. In keeping with Sheries wishes, there will be no service. A private family gathering will be held in her honour at a later date. In lieu of flowers, tell someone that you love them. A special thank you to Rona, Sheries honourary sister and O.R. call partner.
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MATIATION: It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Jerry Matiation at Brandon Regional Health Centre on February 23, 2012. He was born in Seech Manitoba on August 14, 1928, the second youngest of eight children. Jerry was an elementary school teacher in several communities in Manitoba. After taking his technical training in Winnipeg he accepted a position as electronics technician instructor at Assiniboine Community College in 1966 where he taught until retiring in 1988. Jerry enjoyed golfing, curling, gardening, fishing and spending his summers at his cottage at Otter Lake. He served as secretary- treasurer of the Brandon Curling Club Master league for several years. His proudest moment was a roller coaster ride during a family reunion at Calaway Park, Alberta with children and grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife Anne of 59 years, his children Lynn, Laurie, Norman and Kathy, his grandchildren David, Jeremy, Rebecca, Joshua, Kaleigh and Lukas, his brother Bill of Whitehorse, Yukon and his sister Elsie of Toronto and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Jerrys life was held at Memories Chapel on Tuesday, February 28 with interment at Rosewood Gardens. Pallbearers were Norman Matiation, David and Jeremy Grice, John Jones, Leonard Matiation, Arnold Zemianski. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Pierson, Dave Speers, Ken Utsunomiya and Roy Walwyn. The family would like to thank everyone in the community who helped out in so many ways this last month while Jerry was in the hospital. Also to Greg Hildebrand and staff at Memories Chapel for their compassionate service. Donations in memory of Jerry may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for the Residence - Western Manitoba Cancer Centre, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
ROGERS: Lana Marie Rogers (née Airey) passed away February 28, 2012 at the Assiniboine Centre at the age of 57 years. Lana was born July 23, 1954 in Hamiota. In 1971, she moved from Kenton to complete her grade 12 at Brandon Collegiate Institute. After graduation, she went on to the Brandon Mental Hospital to work voluntarily until she was accepted into Psychiatric Nursing School and decided eight months later that it was not the direction she wanted to go. She worked at the old Assiniboine Hospital for a few years then worked at Sunset Haven Nursing Home as a Nursing Assistant. Lana was interested in working on the family tree, crafts, baking and cooking. Lana is survived by her father, Raymond (Eleanor), husband Walter Rogers, son, Terry (Cynthia), grandchildren, Cole and Kirsten, daughter, Nicole (Trevor) and her siblings, Vera, Koryna, Jason and Jody. In keeping with Lanas wishes, no service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Room ON1160, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9.
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MORRIS: Thelma Ann Morris; formerly of Hamiota, MB; beloved wife of the late Art Morris; mother of Bessie (David) Stewart and Ken (Claudette); passed away on Monday, February 27, 2012 at Morley House Personal Care Home, Shoal Lake, MB at 88 years of age. A service to celebrate Thelmas life will be held on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 2:00 PM at the Hamiota United Church, Hamiota, MB with a private interment in the Hamiota Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Thelmas memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3, 824 18th St, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7; CancerCare Manitoba, PO Box 2248 Stn Main, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 9Z9; or to the Morley House Personal Care Home, Box 490, Shoal Lake, MB, R0J 1Z0.
Messages of condolence to the family can be sent through the obituary at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca.Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
LOGEOT: Carmen Marie Emma Logeot, was born in Souris, Manitoba on September 8, 1944. She was the only child of Jeanne Victoria Bodin and Julian David Marcq. Her childhood was spent on the Bodin farm, NE 10-7-24, learning the values of hard work and discipline, while at the same time, being indulged by her parents and by her many loving aunts and uncles. Carmen completed Grade 11 at Deleau School in 1962, and pursued a year of study in Psychiatric Nursing at Brandon Mental Health Centre. She married Gerald Albert Logeot on February 23, 1963. At the time, they lived in Souris, where Gerry worked for Williamsons Construction. In 1964, Carmen and Gerry moved to Hartney, where Gerry continued construction work while Carmen worked at Woodhalls Drug Store to help support the family income. In 1969, they traded homes with Henry Moreau, and moved to the farm where they would spend the remainder of their lives. Carmen and Gerry operated a mixed farm and milked cows for many years. They were always working; milking twice a day, haying, cutting and bluestoning fence posts for sale, raising and butchering chickens, chores, chores, and more chores, and Gerry working as the Cameron-Sifton Weed Control Supervisor. In the late 1970s, they decided, for a variety of very sound reasons, to give up the milk cows. It was about then that Carmen started working as a nurses aide at the Hartney Medical Nursing Unit. This employment truly suited her, and she enjoyed working with geriatric patients in a variety of positions until her retirement in 2000. Carmen and Gerry were blessed with three children: Gwen Michelle was born in August, 1963 and is married to Tim Murphy. They have four children: Krista, Kendall, Ryan, and Dylan. Krista has one son, Hayden. Daryll Gerald was born in September, 1964, a mere 13 months after Gwen. He is married to Diane Terry, and they have three children: Lauren, Devon, and Justin. Kimberly Denise, was born in March of 1968, and married Dennis Masson. They have three daughters: DArcy, Chantelle, and Brittany. Carmen and Gerry were true life partners and very best friends. Unfortunately, that partnership was cut short when Gerry passed away in 2002. Try as she did, Carmen never fully recovered from the loss. Carmen believed in many things, but perhaps the key to her life philosophy was in two part harmony: Do what you do, well, and share these gifts with others. She was an amazing cook, and made it her mission to ensure no one ever went hungry. Carmen took pride in simple tasks, like making and decorating a grandchilds birthday cake or sharing her delicious fruitcake at Christmas with old friends. No family event was complete without a huge meal, and Carmen was known far and wide for her generosity and skills in the kitchen. In addition, Carmen was a gifted musician with a natural talent to play piano and organ by ear. She played at weddings and funerals, community events, and at weekly mass at St. Jeans. She tinkled the ivories for shut-ins and care home residents. When guests came over, she didnt hesitate to provide them with musical entertainment. Sometimes, she just played for her own enjoyment. What a delight to know she herself garnered such pleasure from making music, and played all her favourites for her own ear. One of Carmens favourite pastimes her entire life, but particularly since her retirement, was travel. She and Gerry made many trips to western Canada and to the west coast to see family. And even though she hated winter weather, Carmen made two trips to the Arctic. She took trips with family and friends to places near and far. Some of her favourite journeys involved her spa vacations and other bus tours with her many girlfriends. Carmen was not afraid of community service, and held positions on many committees and boards over the years, most recently, with Seniors Organized Services. Her most joyous volunteer experience over the past few years was with the organization of the annual Grande Clairiere Fun Night. It was, without a doubt, one of the highlights of her year, every year. Carmen passed away after a brief illness, surrounded by her family, at Souris District Hospital on Saturday, February 18, 2012.
KISLY: Michael Kisly passed away on Saturday, February 25 at the age of 90 in the Dauphin Personal Care Home. He will be sadly and lovingly remembered by his wife Maryann of 58 years, daughter Vera (Fred) Letain of Dauphin, MB, daughter Zora Bauer of Grande Prairie, AB, sister-in-law Hanna Braun (Brandon) and several nephews and nieces. Michael was predeceased by his parents, all four of his older sisters, brother-in-law Alvin Cherpaw and son-in-law John Bauer. Michael was born on October 24, 1921 in Zapole, Poland (Belarus). Enlisting in 1941 in the Polish Forces, he served under British Command with the Allied Forces. He began his tour of duty in the Middle East and continued onto Italy, where he saw action in many locations, most memorably on Monte Cassino, until the war ended. Life in Canada began in 1946 as he worked in a variety of locations throughout Manitoba and Alberta. He settled in Brandon, Manitoba beginning his employment of 38 years with the Brandon Experimental Farm (Agriculture Canada Research Station). In 1954 in Brandon, he married Maryann Cherpaw and raised his two cherished daughters. Retired in 1986, they moved to Dauphin in 1990. He loved the outdoors and kept busy gardening, fishing and hiking. During the winter months he continued with his walks, reading the newspapers and always followed sports closely, especially hockey and his favorite team the Brandon Wheat Kings. A private family graveside service was held at the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery, Friday, March 2, with Rev. Steve Wilson officiating. Michaels family would like to thank Dr. Mathison, Dr. Penrose, and the staff in the Dauphin Personal Care Home and Dauphin Regional Health Centre for their wonderful care over the past seven months. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services 1-877-243-4459. www.sneathstrilchuk.com
HAMILTON: Thomas Alexander McKelvey (Kelvey) Hamilton was born June 22, 1925 in Fairview, Droit, Newtownstewart, Northern Ireland, to William Samuel and Anna Mary (McFarland) Hamilton. Family was by his side and very saddened by his passing on February 1st, 2012 at Fairview Nursing Home. He was predeceased by son Brian, son Raymond, grandson Gary, his parents and ten siblings. He is survived by his wife, Marie, son Gary, wife Shiela and grandson Christopher, son Robin, wife Shelley and grandchildren Jesse and Tia, Raymonds wife Stacey and grandchildren Dylan and Emily, his brother Ivan and sister Noelle. Kelvey joined the Irish Guard at the age of seventeen and served in Germany, Belgium, France and Holland. He joined the Royal Ulster Constabulary and was posted in a number of places in Northern Ireland. In 1951 he came to Canada and joined the Metropolitan Toronto Police. While a police officer he escorted many dignitaries, Queen Elizabeth, Field Marshall Montgomery of Burma, USA Vice President Hubert Humphries, Bob Hope, Johnny Cash, Jayne Mansfield, Janis Joplin, and the Beatles to name a few. In October 1957 he married Marie Jeffers from McAuley, Manitoba and lived in Toronto where they raised all four boys. In 1978 he retired from the Police Force and moved his family to Moosomin, Saskatchewan. He was actively involved driving a school bus, with the Legion and with the local hockey team. He was a Legion member and served for eight years as President. In 1996 he and Marie moved to Brandon where he spent time playing cards at the Legion and Sokol Hall. He enjoyed meeting many of his friend for coffee at the mall. On February 6th, 2012 at Memories Chapel there was a family viewing and a Celebration of Kelveys Life. Kelvey was cremated and interment will be at a later date.
GIBSON: Donald Don John passed away peacefully at Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, February 11, 2012. Don was born on June 24, 1936, at Miami, MB, receiving his education at Pomeroy and Tobacco Creek Schools, and graduating from Miami Collegiate. After serving five years in the RCAF, as an aero-engine technician, he returned to operate the family farm at Rosebank, MB. Don married Elaine Woods in 1963, and they were blessed with two daughters, Heather and Brenda. In 1967, Don and his family moved fromthe farm to Bryd Siding where he was employed by N.M. Paterson. He and Joe Nesbit led the 4-H Pony Club, performing the musical ride on various occasions. Upon a transfer to Emerson, MB, his heart turned back to farming where he worked for Newmans for a short while. In 1974, he purchased a dairy at Scarth, MB. Finding the workload very heavy, he sold the farm in 1980,and moved his family to Brandon where he was employed at the Brandon Research Station for 16 years, making many close friends, with a nick nameof Gibby, throwing in the odd fishing trip with them, and attending the annual curling weekend. Upon retirement in 1996, he fulfilled a longtime dream by joining Gagnon Farms custom combining for five months in the US and SK. Unable to return due to bad knees, he drove the combine for Krahn Farms and Leonard Lepp. His love for John Deere equipment continued to be strong and he collected many miniature tractors and combines over the years as well as attending tractor shows and expositions. He attended Ag Days faithfully, and was so excited this year to get there with the help of his respite worker. Don looked forward to the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, attending the breakfast, the fiddle contest, working at the Seed Show, as well as checking out the heavy horses. In 1990, Don was privileged to attend the 50 years of Flight Training at Portage La Prairie, and reminisce with fellow workers. Don loved the fiddle and Don Messer, and never missing the Miami Fiddle Festival with his close friend, Winston Simpson. He had a good ear for music and judged many a fiddle contest. Many years he enjoyed camping and fishing with his family at William Lake and Rivers, and if there was an Air Show nearby, it was marked on the calendar, a must to go. On his 70th birthday, he threw his own party, and what a party, with old and new friends and relatives, some of which are now gone. In 2007, he was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. However, he faithfully joined the boys at McDonalds for coffee and sometimes birthday cake! He also looked forward to the Research Station Retiree Breakfast each month. His love for the Lord and his strong faith carried him through the tough days and he always had a smile on his face and time to visit with his many friends. He enjoyed his furry companions, Bailey, who passed away in 2010, and his new Lady Lacey, who helped brighten his day and shared his popcorn! He is survived by his wife Elaine, and daughters Heather and Brenda. He is also survived by brothers-in-laws, Barry (Alice), Gren, and Keith, sisters-in-laws, Irene and Pat Gibson, and Lucille Woods, cousins, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Jack and Mary Gibson, brothers Nelson and Ken, father and mother-in-law, Norval and Muriel Woods, brother-in-law Blake Woods, sisters-in-law Joy and Arlene Woods, nieces, Linda Diane Woods, and Nicole Stuart. A celebration of Don's life was held at McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, with Pastor Daryl McAuley officiating. Interment took place at Brandon Cemetery prior to the service. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Don to the Parkinsons Society of Manitoba, 7-414 Westmount Drive, Winnipeg, MB, R2J1P2, or the Canadian Cancer Society, Manitoba Division, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A2W8.
Well Done Good and Faithful Servant!Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
EDGAR: Margaret Stevenson Edgar (nee Campbell) passed away suddenly on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 with her family and her minister by her side. Margaret, Marg to her friends, was born in Kincardine on Forth, Alloa, Scotland on November 14, 1933, the daughter of Annie and David Campbell. After graduating from Dunfermline High School, Margaret went to Edinburgh to complete her 3 year Teacher Training at Moray House Training College. She also successfully completed all theory and piano examinations for Royal Academy of Music in London, England. Margaret loved teaching children and held five different teaching certificates: Scotland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, New Brunswick and Manitoba. Her first teaching position, which she held for four years, was in Scotland at Clackmannan Primary School. In 1956, she met the love of her life, John Edgar, a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force who was on leave in Scotland from his posting in France. On Mothers Day, 1958, they returned to Canada and were married on June 28, 1958 in Birtle, Manitoba. The couple were posted to CFB Greenwood in 1959 and Marg taught Grades I and II there until 1964. From 1969-1974, Margaret taught Kindergarten at Harts Corner School in Trenton, Ontario and when the family was posted to New Brunswick in 1974, she taught both Music and Kindergarten at Canadian Forces School (CFS) St. Margarets, in Chatham, New Brunswick. During her time here, Margaret was especially proud to earn her four-year Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Brunswick. 1980 saw the family posted again, this time to CFB Southport near Portage La Prairie. Marg worked in Portage at the Manitoba Developmental Centre and then out on base teaching Kindergarten. In 1982, the family settled in Brandon and Margaret became a nursery school teacher at the Small World Nursery School, where she stayed until 1990. Brandon University was her last teachingposition; here she taught pre-school children in the Psychology Department. At the same time, she was also a Special Needs Assistant for the Brandon School Division. After retirement, Marg became very busy. She was a member of Heather Club, Crown Jewel Society and Eastern Star - Queen Mary Chapter No.3. Marg was also a devoted member, Elder and Clerk of Session of First Presbyterian Church, Brandon. She took part in nearly all Church activities - from book clubs to Scripture lessons to knitting groups; making prayer shawls for those in need and newborn caps for babies ready to leave hospital. Margaret was most happy when volunteering. She went weekly to places like Fairview Home, Assiniboine Centre and Riverheights Terrace to play piano for the residents, whether for Service or sing-along. Her kitchen always smelled delicious as she cooked up meals and soups to take to Helping Hands. She also found great joy in helping her friends in the Ethiopian community and in helping to keep the Church garden looking beautiful. Margaret enjoyed music, singing, bowling, reading, crosswords, travelling and, mostly, gardening, as could be seen in her backyard. In recent years, she took immense pride in watching the success of her son's band as he sang lead vocals and in travelling to distant places with her daughter. Margaret was predeceased by her loving husband, Mcpl. John Edgar (ret.d), and is survived by her cherished children Michael and Susan. She will be greatly missed by her brother, Robert Campbell and his wife Pearl of Pinehurst, North Carolina and their children Lorna (Mike) Martin and daughter Mia; Fiona; Scott. Also left to mourn are many relatives and friends, both in North America and Scotland. Funeral service was held on Monday, February 20, 2012 at First Presbyterian Church with interment following in the Brandon Cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Margaret to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3-824-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 5B7.
Arrangements were with Memories Chapel and Pre-planning Centre 727-0330.
The clock of life is wound but once,And no man has the power,To tell just where the hands will stop'At early or late hourThe present only is our own,Live, love, work with a will,Place no faith in tomorrow,For the clock may then be still.
DUCHARME-WESTLAKE:Braden Keefe Skylar, "Kapimootatat uski". The death of Braden Ducharme-Westlake, son of George Ducharme and Rachel Westlake, occurred on Saturday, February 18, 2012. Braden was born in Brandon, Manitoba on March 19, 1993. He attended kindergarten at Meadows School until completing Grade Seven. He then attended Harrison Middle School for Grade Eight and then to Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School until present. Growing up, Braden had numerous jobs including a Community Newspaper route, working at Arby's Restaurant, Zellers and most recently at Joe Beeverz. A music fan, Braden loved spending time with family and friends "listening to music and the sounds of the day" and playing his guitar. He enjoyed sports especially rugby, going long boarding, playing video games and road trips with family. Braden is survived by his parents, George and Rachel, two brothers, Zachary and Logan and a sister, Paris, as well as best friends, Darby Essie and Jesse Genaille. Grandparents Mary (Constant) and Ralph Alexander, Charlotte and Joseph Ducharme, Helen (Janzen) and Harvey Westlake and Ted Bercier. Braden was predeceased by many grandparents, aunts, uncles, relatives and a best friend that have welcomed him home. A traditional Wake was held at the Mahkaday Ginew Memorial Centre, 205 College Avenue beginning on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. The Ceremony to Celebrate Braden's Life was held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street on Friday, February 24, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with The Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood officiating. Pallbearers were: Darby Essie, Jesse Genaille, Jared Genaille, Cody Genaille, Keiffer Genaille, Reg Constant, Jordan Guimond, Gee Genaille, Kyle Mallett, Charles Richard and Jacob Moar. Cremation followed the Ceremony. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Braden to a charity of their choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
CHIPMAN: Mary Mae Cecelia Chipman (nee Gabriel) passed peacefully in the early morning hours of February 20, 2012 at the Venta Care Centre of Edmonton, Alberta. She was predeceased by her husband Kenneth (Pat) Charles John and is survived by her son Kenneth RB of Edmonton and Donna Patricia Dhaliwal of Calgary Alberta. Mae was born on July 31, 1916 in New Aberdeen Nova Scotia and spent her late childhood and young adulthood in Glace Bay where she met her husband Pat. After he returned from the war they moved to Alberta, and then after spending some time in Ontario she settled with her family in Brandon in 1961. Trim, energetic, athletic; never standing still. For her close friends and co-workers she was outgoing, friendly, dependable, always in the give and take of commerce and friendship. She was active for decades raising money for charity in the form of The March of Dimes, and was busy in the community, volunteering her large front veranda to be the neighbourhood polling station during election times. Mae spent many happy years with her friends in Brandon. Shortly after arriving she began working at Knowlton Shoes; then the family moved to Germany for three years, and when they returned in the late 60s she worked in the shoe department in Eatons until she retired. In her retirement years she wintered in Arizona. She continued to live independently in her home, after her husband passed in 1996 and pursued golfing into her 90s until a fall forced her into the hospital. This incident caused her to move into an independent living seniors complex in Brandon. She moved to join her family in Edmonton in August of 2010, and her family will always be grateful for the time they had with her during the last years of her life. Simply Cremations & Funeral service, Edmonton, Alberta.
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