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SILVER: Helen Irene Silver, daughter of the late George and Pearl Hull, passed away January 19, 2010 in Edmonton, Alberta, at the Capital Care Strathcona Long Term Care, 12 Brower Dr., Sherwood Park, Alberta. She had a family of three daughters, Sandra, Linda and Cheryl and two sons, Donald and Dennis, 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Desmond Silver, by her parents George and Pearl Hull, brother Donald Hull, brother-in-law Leonard Jackson. She is survived by her two sisters Margaret and Ken McKay of Brandon, and Edna Jackson of Winnipeg.
LAMB: Ronald Keith Lamb was born at Killarney, MB on January 24, 1942 and passed away February 26, 2010 at Bayside Personal Care Home in Killarney, MB with family at his side. Ron lived most of his life in and around Killarney with the exception of spending a couple of years living and working in Markham, ON. Ron received his education at Tisdale, Oakridge and Fairfield country schools and continued high school in Killarney. Ron loved baseball and hockey and was a very avid hunter and fisherman. He was always very competitive in his sports and could throw a wicked ball. Ron was employed by Killarney Co-op Lumber Yard, Pugh's Construction and Sampson's Construction. Ron was the fifth born to John and Dorothy Lamb. He was predeceased by his parents, his oldest brother Lloyd, his sister-in-law Olga Lamb and brothers- in-law Nick Boychuk and Myron Kostaschuk and by two nieces Carolyn and Lacey. Left to mourn his passing are his four brothers, Gordon (Dawn), Harold, Glenn (Marilyn) of Killarney, MB, Ed (Donna) of Cartwright, MB, and his two sisters Shirley of Regina, SK and Mary of Kelowna, BC and his sister-in-law Shirley Lamb of Ninette, MB. His Aunt, Marion Thompson of Winnipeg and Uncle, Lloyd Lamb of Glace Bay, NS, 20 nieces and nephews, 34 great nieces and nephews and 2 great great nephews survive Ron. Ron also leaves many cousins and friends. Ron resided in Bayside Personal Care Home since the fall of 2005 and still enjoyed getting uptown with his scooter while his health permitted. He knew the good hunting places around Manitoba and also was very knowledgeable on who lived on the farms in and around Killarney. Ron loved the outdoors while his health allowed him to enjoy it. A Memorial Service will be held at Bayside Personal Care Home on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. A family graveside service will be held at a later date.
Rest in Peace Ron, you will be sadly missed by all your family
CONNORS: Patricia Connors of Minnedosa, Manitoba passed away peacefully on March 9, 2010, after a lengthy bout with M.S. She was born in Hubbard, Saskatchewan on November 7, 1943 to Rose and Peter Filko. Patricia was the youngest of four; William (Doreen) Filko, Jeanette (Norm) Nuttall, and Wanda (Leonard) Smuk. She was predeceased by her husband Bob and her parents, and is survived by one son, Tim. A service to celebrate Patricia’s life will be held on Friday, March 12, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Minnedosa Funeral Service Chapel, Minnedosa, Manitoba. The family would like to send an extra special thanks to all of the staff at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home for their loving care of Patricia over the last 14 years. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the MS Society of Canada, Brandon & District Chapter. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
DIMENT: Mr. William Charles “Bill” Diment of Brandon, beloved husband of Doreen, passed away at his residence, Valleyview Care Centre, on Saturday, March 6, 2010 at the age of 87 years. In keeping with Bill’s wishes, cremation will take place and a graveside service at the Brandon Cemetery will be held in mid May. Date and time information will be published later this spring. Messages of condolence may be placed at
TONNELLIER:(McCabe) Rita passed away on March 6th, 2010 at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Alberta at the age of 73 years. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 10th at 1:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church in Redvers, Saskatchewan. Interment will take place at St. Regis Parish Catholic Cemetery in Wauchope, Saskatchewan. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, March 21st at 1:00 p.m. at the Snodgrass Funeral Chapel in Okotoks, Alberta.
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Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Homes (Okotoks) 403-938-3111 and Halls Funeral Home (Redvers) 306-452-6020.
CAMPBELL: Mrs. Bertha Ann Campbell (née Pineo) of Brandon, formerly of Chater, beloved wife of the late Glen Campbell and dear mother of Bill Campbell and Pat Bauldic, passed away at her residence, Dinsdale Personal Care Home, on Monday, March 8, 2010 at the age of 94 years. A Memorial Service for family and friends will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood of Central United Church officiating. A private graveside service will be held prior at the Chater Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, donations may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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ARCHAMBAULT: Gaston Albert. 1921 – 2010. Gaston Archambault, age 88 years, beloved husband of Kay Archambault, passed away peacefully on February 24, 2010 in the palliative care room of the Ste. Rose General Hospital. He was predeceased by his parents, Oscar and Exina, his son Raymond, and siblings, Bernadette, Andre, Yvonne, Lucien, Raoul, Marie-Rose, Bernard and Lucille. Left to cherish and mourn Gaston are his wife of 62 years Kay and his children Bob Archambault (Audrey), Darcy Archambault (Terri-Lynn), Pat Pennycook (Chris) and Margaret Woods (Nelson), his grandchildren Wade, Nicole, Ryan, Natalie, Eric and Matthew Archambault, Karly and Taylor Woods and Randy and Jordan Pennycook, his siblings Hector and Florence Archambault, and Blanche Molgat, his sister-in-law Margaret Carmichael as well as many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Gaston, or Papa, as he was fondly called by his grandchildren, lived and worked on the family farm in Ste. Rose until 1968. At that time, he moved into the town of Ste. Rose and began his second career as a carpenter. Papa was a great husband, a proud father, a wonderful grandfather and a sincere friend. One of his favorite pastimes was camping. Many summers were spent at Manipogo camping with the Valcourt family and traveling to various parts of North America. When he was nearing retirement, he decided to take up golfing. This became a passion of his. He had many enjoyable golf days with his buddies. While Papa was a great husband, father and friend, there was one role that he excelled and what brought him the greatest joy, and also helped him through some tough times when his illness made him give up some of his activities. This was his role of being a grandfather. His grandchildren loved him and have lots of fond memories of the time they shared with him. What stands out the most to them is that he was the one adult who was always willing to spend countless hours down on the floorplaying cards, mini-sticks, reading or building Lego houses. Papa is now in heaven with his parents, son, siblings and friends. We were all able to say our goodbyes and somehow letting him go was not so painful knowing that he is now at peace. We all know that Papa is now golfing with his buddies on the golf courses in Heaven. A prayer service for Gaston was held on Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. with the funeral mass celebrated at 2:00 p.m. from Ste. Rose de Lima Roman Catholic Church, Ste. Rose du Lac, Manitoba. Fr. Vincent de Paul Tchaoule as celebrant. Interment to take place in the Ste. Rose Cemetery at a later date. The family would like to thank the Ste. Rose Hospital staff and the Home Care staff for their care and kindness shown to Gaston and his family. Should friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in memory of Gaston to the Parkinson’s Society of Canada or to the Palliative Care Program of the Ste. Rose General Hospital, c/o the Prevost Foundation. Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services, Ste. Rose Chapel, in care of arrangements, 204-447-2444.
McLEOD: (Grandison) LeeAnn passed away February 17, 2010. LeeAnn was born November 25, 1941 in Winnipeg. Survived by her husband Ken, daughter Tarralee (Kurt), son Todd (Evette), grandchildren Roland, Hope, Eli, Caroel and Fawn, sisters Maureen Silvers of Elk Grove, California, Lorraine Tame of Brandon and sister-in-law Laurine Grandison and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Jack and Lea Grandison, five brothers and two sisters. The celebration of her life took place at the Glenmore Inn Chapel in Calgary, Alberta, March 2, 2010.
MAKOWAYCHUK: Ellrae M. M. Makowaychuk, beloved wife of John, of Minnedosa, Manitoba passed away on March 6, 2010 at the Minnedosa Health Centre at the age of 51 years. Viewing will be held on Thursday, March 11, 2010 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. with prayers said at 7:00 p.m. from the St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, Minnedosa, Manitoba. Funeral service will be held on Friday, March 12, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, Minnedosa, Manitoba. Interment will take place at the Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements 204- 867-3868.
JOHNS: Helen Elizabeth Johns, of Hamiota, Manitoba; beloved wife of the late Elmer Johns and mother of Joyce (Bud) Kirk/Cameron, Darlene (Barrie) Sim, Beverley Wyness, Murray (Gayle), Dallis (Debbie); passed away at Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota, Manitoba on Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 89 years of age. A service to celebrate her life will be held at the Hamiota United Church, Hamiota, Manitoba on Friday, March 12, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with interment following in the Hamiota Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Helen’s memory to the Hamiota District Health Centre Foundation, Box 671, Hamiota, Manitoba, R0M 0T0 or to the Birch Lodge PCH Activity Fund, c/o HDHC, Hamiota, Manitoba, R0M 0T0.
Messages of condolence to Helen’s family can be sent at Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota in care of arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
CAMPBELL: Mrs. Bertha Ann Campbell of Brandon, formerly of Chater, passed away at her residence Dinsdale Home on Monday, March 8, 2010 at the age of 94 years. Arrangements are pending with Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services 727-0694.
FITZGERALD: Grace Mae Fitzgerald of Birtle, Manitoba passed away on February 19, 2010 at the Russell District Health Centre at the age of 95 years. The funeral service will be held Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from the Birtle United Church with Rev. Heather Robbins officiating. Interment will follow in the Birtle Cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to a charity of choice.Remembrances and condolences can be e-mailed to Funeral Service of Russell, Manitoba (204) 773-2747 in care of arrangements.
BRADLEY: Leonard Bradley of Newdale, Manitoba passed away on March 5, 2010 at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home at the age of 86 years. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from the Newdale United Church, Newdale, Manitoba. Interment will take place at the Newdale North Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Minnedosa Personal Care Home or a charity of choice. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
WATTS: “Rita” (Henrietta) Louise (nee Friesen), aged 86, passed away on February 3, 2010 at Bayside Personal Care Home, in Killarney, Manitoba. She is lovingly remembered by her husband Keith Watts, children Vaughan (Denise), Gerald (Velia), Glen (Peggy), and Michelle (Darris Johnson), and grandchildren Michael, Janet, Cody, Marlee, Haden, Delaney and Kieran. She was predeceased by eight brothers and sisters, and survived by her sister Alvina Giesbrecht of Winnipeg. Rita was born in 1923 in Gretna, Manitoba; welcomed by her parents Jacob and Maria Friesen, and nine older siblings. She loved singing and learning. Her mother commented that she knew when Rita was coming home after school, as she could always hear her singing. Her sister Alvina recalled Rita grumble at having to learn the same school lessons, when she felt she already knew them. Rita graduated from the Mennonite Collegiate Institute, then studied at the Winnipeg Normal School and began her teaching career at Marais, Manitoba. Rita met Keith Watts in Cartwright, Manitoba where she had moved to teach, and they were married in 1948. They remained lovingly committed to each other for 61 years and provided a secure, loving home for their four children. Through the years Rita continued as a teacher, teaching all grades, including multi-grade classes, and finishing her career with kindergarten. Keith and Rita moved from Cartwright to Gimli, Shoal Lake, Boissevain and then Killarney. In each of the towns in which she lived, Rita was committed to helping build the best communities she could. She faithfully attended the United Church, singing in the choir, teaching Sunday school, serving on committees, and cooking and baking for teas and banquets (and doing many dishes!) Rita’s great commitment was to children; in the classroom and at home She often had a nursery rhyme or a lesson to teach. There was always food on the table and a cake or pie on the counter. She enjoyed organizing and cooking for a crowd, ensuring there was enough food for all. Rita and husband Keith loved to travel. Their 1948 honeymoon was in Yellowstone, and with their young children there were camping trips to Kitimat B.C., Montreal, the Black Hills, Vancouver, and many points in between. Summers were spent at the cottage at Rock Lake, where children, grandchildren and various friends and relatives enjoyed the water, the mosquitoes, and yes, the food. After retirement there were trips to Britain, Europe, and Texas for the winter. Rita commented after being in Rome: “When we get old, we’ll stay home, but we’ll have lots of picture albums!” Rita’s last years became more difficult as she suffered a number of small strokes that eventually robbed her of her short-term memory. Keith cared for her with great commitment and devotion at home and after her move to Bayside Personal Care Home in 2008. Despite declining health, she remained happy and her personality was unfailingly pleasant. A memorial service was held at Killarney United Church on February 6 with Rev. Cole Grambo officiating. The music was chosen from Rita’s favorites and scripture read by Keith’s brother, Dr. Mac Watts. The eulogy and prayer was read by Rita’s children, daughter in law, and sister. Interment was in Cartwright Cemetery. Appreciation is extended to Bayside and medical staff, Rev. Cole Grambo, United Church ladies and Killarney Funeral Home, as well as the support received from family and friends. If desired, donations can be made in Rita’s name to the United Churches in Cartwright, Killarney or Boissevain. Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home.
SKIEHAR (Hamilton): It is with great sadness that on February 6, 2010 ElsieG. Skiehar, with her family at her side, peacefully passed away at her Fairview Home residence at the age of 95. She was born on the family farm August 18th, 1914 near Maryfield, Saskatchewan. She had many happy memories of her childhood, playing with her dog "Chum" and riding 4 miles to school on her horse named "Daisy". At a very early age Mom learned to play the piano both by ear and by note. In later years it became family tradition to gather around the piano for family sing-a-longs. In April 1936 she married Laurence Hamilton and they farmed along the Pipestone creek. Later in 1946 they bought a farm just north of Elkhorn where they farmed and raised their family until Laurence's passing away in 1962. After Dad died Mom continued farming with the help of her sons and finished raising the four children who were still at home. In 1968 she met Steve Skiehar from the Swan River area but they did not married until July 1971. After living a short while in Elkhorn, Mom and Steve moved to Winfield, BC. They shared many common interests and enjoyed being able to do some travelling throughout their 16 years of marriage. Mom always said she felt privileged to have had two very good marriages. After Steve passed away in 1987 Mom moved back to Brandon to be closer to her family. She lived in Brandon until March 2003 when shemoved to Carberry to live with her son Eldon, his wife Lucy and family. Due to failing health she moved to Fairview Personal Care Home in June 2008. She will be sadly missed by her seven children: Sylvia (Jim) Heslip, Lois (Carl) Owen, Hazel (Albert) Codd, Eldon (Lucy) Hamilton, Gordon (Judy) Hamilton, Mary Ann Peniuk, and Elaine (Con) Arvisais; one step-daughter Carol (George) Shaw, as well as grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchild. The funeral service was held on February 12, 2010 at the Elk's Hall in Elkhorn, Manitoba. Interment followed at the Elkhorn Cemetery. Six of her grandsons were pallbearers: Lorne Heslip, Rodney Owen, Laurence Codd,Wesley Hamilton, Marty Peniuk and Jason Alston. All in attendance were considered Honourary Pallbearers. The family expresses their sincere appreciation to the staff at Fairview Home who provided wonderful care for Mom throughout the past two years. Donations if so desired may be made to a charity of choice. Expressions of sympathy may be made Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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