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WEIR: Walter Everett Weir, 66 years, passed away on September 3, 2010 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Walter was born October 8, 1943 at Russell, Manitoba, the son of William and Hazel Weir. He was raised at Russell and received his education there. Numerous jobs throughout his life included: farming, working at a drycleaners, mining, mechanics, tire shop and lastly long distance trucking. He enjoyed being on the road as a semi driver but loved to come home and spend time with his grandchildren. Walter belonged to the Kinsmen organization in Russell. Walter is survived by: his wife Linda; daughter Tracy Mears; son David (Maxine) Weir; daughter Crystal (David) Dyck and seven grandchildren. He also leaves; brother, Wes (Gladys) Weir, and sisters; Dorothy (Jim) Quigley and Ethel Zurvell and families.Also surviving is extended family: Daeglen J. Angus, Linda Grace Adolph, son Robert L. Angus, daughter Catherine L. Angus as well as several nieces and nephews. Walter was predeceased by his parents, brother-in-law Mikel Zurvell, niece Verina Zurvell as well as other half-brothers and half-sisters. In keeping with Walter's wishes cremation has taken place. Expressions of sympathy may be made at Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
WOOLEY: Francis John Wooley (“Frank”). Frank Wooley beloved husband of Evelyn passed away on August 26, 2010 peacefully at the Souris Personal Care Home at the age of 88. Frank was born and raised near Treherne Manitoba. He served in the Canadian Navy during World War II. In 1945 Frank married Evelyn Wood of Minto. They lived in Winnipeg where Frank worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway for 41 years. In 1982 they retired to Minto. This is where he planted his garden, his pride and joy. He walked many a mile carrying water to the garden. He took pride in having the first new potatoes in the area, most years. Frank enjoyed curling, golfing and play cards, cribbage and rummy being his favorites. He was a life member of the Minto Legion. He will be sadly missed by his children, Doug, Stonewall, Manitoba, Gordon (Gwen), Minto, Manitoba, and Janice, Souris, Manitoba. His grandchildren, Chris (Sarah) Hodges, Regina SK, Jenny (Jason) Thomas, Winnipeg Manitoba, Adrienne (Emory) Ashcroft, MacGregor, Manitoba, Valerie (Michael) Cuvelier, Margaret, Manitoba, Blair Wooley, Minto, Manitoba, and his seven great-grandchildren. Brother, Garnet (Lil) Wooley, Morden, Manitoba, sister-in-law, Muriel (Harold) Robertson, Brandon, Manitoba, and brother-in-law, Earl (Wenda) Wood, Minto, Manitoba, plus many nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held at the Minto Cemetery on August 30, 2010. In memory of Frank donations maybe made to the Alzheimer Society or to a charity of your choice.
OLDCORN: Marjorie Jean passed away Saturday, September 4, 2010 at her residence in Fairview Home. A celebration of Marjorie’s life will take place on Saturday, September 11, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at Forrest United Church, Forrest, Manitoba, with Rev. Barb Jardine presiding. Flowers are gratefully declined. Complete obituary information to follow.
PETRANICK: William John (Bill), age 56 years, beloved husband of Dawn Sherritt, father of Scott and Jason, died in the St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba on Saturday, September 5, 2010. Funeral service will be held at the Windsor Park United Church, 1062 Autumnwood Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. Complete obituary to follow. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
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REIDLE: Calvin Leonard Reidle was born on October 30, 1947 in Neepawa and left us August 28, 2010. He was the youngest son of Samuel and Mabel Reidle of Wellwood, Manitoba. Calvin was predeceased by his parents Samuel in 1972, Mabel in 1991 and brother Raymond in 1931. He is the youngest of the family of three. He went to Wellwood school for a few years, then attended Touchwood Park in Neepawa. Then he attended Cor Enterprises until retirement. While going to Touchwood Calvin won a gold medal for speed skating and he also became quite an expert at trimming leather edges from belts. In Brandon he was on a bowling team where he won trophies. Calvin moved to Fairview Lodge due to health reasons til his passing. Calvin leaves to mourn and will be sadly missed by his loving wife Jackie, brother Lloyd (Shirley) of Neepawa, sister Margie (Merrill Pederson) of Chilliwack, sister-in-law Melinda “Wanda” (Brent), brother-in-law Lance (Marie), sister-in-law Laurie Wagner of Brandon nephews and nieces Terry (Marlene) Reidle and family of Swift Current, Gary (Barb) Reidle and family of Neepawa and Ray Reidle of Brandon, Wendy Anderson and family of Parksville, B.C., Randy (Pattie) Pederson and family of Maple Ridge, B.C., his Uncle Gerry and Aunt Phyllis Schofield and family of Qualicum, B.C., Teena and Cory Trotz and family, Justin and Bradley Wagner, Brady McDonald (Charlene Ironman) and family, all of Brandon and many cousins and relatives. A graveside service was held September 2, 2010 at the Wellwood Cemetery with Rev. Gladys Anderson officiating. A celebration of his life was held at the Trinity United Church in Brandon with Rev. Wayne Sanderson officiating. If friends so desire you can make a donation to a charity of your choice. White’s Funeral Home of Neepawa was in charge of the arrangements.
LOGAN: Irene, died at the Brandon Regional Health Centre  on September 4, 2010 at age 67. Graveside service will be held at the Medora Cemetery, Medora Manitoba  on Wednesday September 8, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. followed by a reception at the Legion Hall in Deloriane, Manitoba.  Donations may be made to the Medora Cemetery Medora, Manitoba. Smith Funeral Home in care of arrangements. Condolences may be made online at
SWIDERSKI, Patricia, age 87 years, beloved wife of the late Frank Swiderski, mother of Rick, Gary, Myrna and Craig, died in the Souris Health Centre on Thursday, September 2, 2010. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Souris, Manitoba on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Prayer service will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Souris, on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. Interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Pat, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundations. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
THOM: Hilton of Goodlands, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, September 2, 2010 at the age of 53. He was predeceased by his father Arnold in 2004 and sister Julie in 1990. Hilton is survived by his fiancé Loretta; mother Nellie of Melita; brother Doug of Porta Alegre, Brazil; four sisters: Elsie (Roy) Mitchell of Fresno, California. Myrna (Ray) Schween of Brandon, Arlene (Sheldon) Cavers of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, and Rhonda (Keith) McMaster of Melita; 12 nieces and nephews and 21 great nieces and nephews; five step-children: Sherry (Howard) Gill of Okotoks, Alberta, Arleen Lanaway of Regina, Nelson (Tracy) Lanaway of Regina, Karen (Rob) Mol of Winnipeg, and Carman (Neil) Wilson of Calgary; eight step-grandchildren and one step-great grandchild. A service to celebrate Hilton's life will be held at the Goodlands Community Hall, Goodlands, Manitoba on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at 2:00 pm. Reverend Glen Whetter will officiate with interment to follow at the Goodlands Cemetery. Donations may be given to the Canadian Cancer Society 415 1st Street East Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8, Canadian Diabetes Association 727B 10th Street Brandon, Manitoba R7A 4G7 or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home Melita 522-3361. Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron Funeral Directors. To send condolences or special memories to the family, please
DUCKER: Elsie. On Wednesday, August 25th, 2010, Elsie Black-Ducker passed away at the Weyburn General Hospital at the age of 89 years. Elsie was predeceased by her mother and father, Olive and Arthur Martin; her first husband, Stanley Black and her second husband, Cliff Ducker; a brother, Bert Martin; a half brother, Arthur Blacknell and half sister, Olive Edwards; brother-in-law, Howard Edwards and a nephew, Robert Edwards. She will be lovingly remembered by her family, three children: Sandra (Fred) Howells of Weyburn, SK; Kenneth (Linda) Black of Rapid City, MB and Allan (Barbara) Black of Wainwright, AB; ten grandchildren: Ross Parker, Darryl Howells, Sherry (Darren) Neill, Corinne Howells, Dave (Yvette) Howells, Bryce (Kelli) Howells, Christine Black (Brett Cooper), Mike Black, Kimberley (Chris) Watts and Brenda (Ricky) Fayant and 22 great grandchildren; nieces, Valarie (Don) Campbell, Sharon Morgan and Myrna Martin and sister-in-law, Rosemary (Alfred) Martin as well as numerous relatives and friends. Elsie Ducker, formerly Elsie Black (nee: Martin) was born November 8, 1920 at Birsay, SK. The family moved to the Eston District in 1930. She attended a one room school at Centerfield School until grade eight. He father and mother farmed and raised four children through the Depression. Elsie remembered gathering cow chips to burn for heat, milking the cows and riding a horse to school. On October 23, 1939, Elsie married Albert Stanley Black in Madison, SK. Stanley passed away in 1975. She married Clifford Ducker on May 26, 1979 in Weyburn, SK and Cliff passed away in 1988. Elsie worked through a Government program as a housekeeper/nanny for several different families, one being the McMannis family of Madison. She went on to first housekeep for Stanley Black, then to wed him. They started out farming, then moved to Madison to manage the post office. She enjoyed curling, swimming, dancing, playing cards and scrabble. She wrote poems, stories and songs. Elsie loved music and sang in the United Church choirs when she lived in Madison, Outlook and Brandon. She was a lifetime member of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and enjoyed community involvement by helping at teas and parties celebrating anniversaries and birthdays, etc. as well as by putting on plays and skits. She fed everyone that came to her home, making Sunday morning multigrain pancakes before multigrain was known to be important for your health. Elsie loved to travel and took many trips. Holidays were special times for the family when her parents, sister and brothers and all the family got together, especially Christmas when she made the Christmas pudding with her special sauce. She lived in the Madison district until 1980, then moved to Outlook where she lived until moving to Brandon in 1989. In 2008, Elsie moved to Weyburn to be near her family. She resided at Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility at the time of her passing. Elsie was very much a people person. She was never afraid to move and when she did, she made friends who stayed her friends forever. Elsie never wore dentures and still had red in her hair at 89 years of age. Her family, friends and neighbors were paramount and they will all miss her dearly. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, August 28th, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, SK, with Rev. M. Barnabas officiating. All those in attendance were considered to be Honorary Pallbearers. Interment followed on Monday, August 30th, 2010 in Madison Cemetery, R.M. of Newcombe, SK. Donations may be made in memory of Elsie to Tatagwa View Long Term Care Facility, Weyburn, SK.
Condolences may be left at: fletcherfuneralchapel.comArrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd., Weyburn, SK 306-842-5432
GALARNEAU: Lucy Galarneau (née Hrankowski) passed away peacefully at her residence, Valleyview Care Centre, on August 22, 2010. Lucy was born in the R.M. of Rossburn on September 4, 1932. Lucy’s request was to have her body donated to medical research, thus, there will be no funeral service.
When words are not enoughYou’ll have your thoughtsTo remember happy timesAnd think of them.Your Heavenly Father waits with arms openHe will touch youFor He knows and loves you best.
HAGGSTROM (Wilcox): Tammy Lynne, wife of Gordon, passed away peacefully at their home in Brandon, MB August 18, 2010. Tammy was born in Brandon, July 11, 1967, only daughter of Faye and Gary Wilcox. Tammy received her education in Brandon and was presently preparing herself to attend Assiniboine Community College in September. Tammy worked at several types of employment, namely H&R Income Tax, T&T Trucking, Fry Guy, Dutch Mill Bakery, Superstore and lastly Maple Leaf. Tammy acquired many, many friends during her years of employment, which has been very evident by the tributes and messages that have been posted on Tammy’s Facebook site and sent to her family members. We thank you for these acts of kindness. Tammy was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. There was nothing that would stop her from doing what she wanted or had to do. Every day she would have something positive to say or do. She was the type of person that told you straight what she was thinking. But if you had a problem she would be right by your side, whether it was on the phone, in person or on her favorite web site Facebook. If you asked for her help Tammy would try her best to guide you in the right direction. Those of us whom she guided believe she did a pretty darn good job. Family and friends were very important to Tammy. The last event she planned for the family was her parent’s 50th Wedding Anniversary Barbecue. There are so many memories that we are going to hold close in our hearts. But as Tammy would say “Do not cry for me”, move on and Live, Love, Laugh. Tammy will be sadly missed by husband Gord, daughter Brandi (Ryan), Brooklyn (Tammy’s special granddaughter), daughter Trina, parents Faye and Gary Wilcox. Tammy’s brothers and their families: Kenneth (Nancy), Dennis (Beth), Timothy (Krista), special Auntie Karen Jordan and special friend Rhonda Towler, numerous cousins (all very special to Tammy). Gord’s brothers, sister, spouses and families. Celebration of Tammy’s Life was held August 23, 2010 at Memories Chapel, Brandon, with Rev. Shannon McCarthy from Central United Church officiating. Interment followed at Rosewood Memorial Gardens, Brandon, MB. Friends that so desire may make memorial donations to Westman Dreams For Kids Foundation, Unit 202-37-11th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4J2.
Tammy, Rest in Peace and we will Live, Love and Laugh for you
HALL: Helen Ruby Hall entered into rest on September 1, 2010 at the Neepawa Health Centre at the age of 87 years. Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Bethel Lutheran (Danvers) Church, Erickson, MB with Elgin Hall officiating. Interment to follow in the Parish Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or Canadian Cancer Society.
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White’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements. (204) 476-2848.
MARTIN: L. T. “Molly”. It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great- great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend Molly, August 27, 2010 at Fairview Home, Brandon, Manitoba. Molly was born at Cobham, Surrey, England January 26, 1913, the second daughter of Edward and Rose Wills (Mead). She is survived by daughter Heather (Hendry) Smith of Rapid City, daughter Mavis (John) Stanford of Edmonton; son-in-law Bill (McGee) Smith of Rivers; 16 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving is one sister Rosemary (Bill) Smithers, sisters-in-law Kath Wells and May Martin all of England and Rose Martin of Teulon. Molly was predeceased by husband Cyril of 65 years, daughters Doreen Smith, Janet (Gordon) Smith and Angela Brooks, grandson Mark Comey. Molly was also predeceased by brothers Arthur (Kath) Wells, Fred Wells, sisters Nellie (Bertie) Whittaker, Kath (Harry) Williams; brother- in-law Frank Martin, sisters-in-law Joan (Ted) Ford and Muriel (Pat) Baker all of England, and brother-in-law Ian Martin of Teulon. Molly attended Church of England school until age 14, developing a love of poetry, gardening, nature and animals. She worked hard all her life. She married Cyril Jack Martin August 27, 1932 at Epsom. During the war, Molly was a Red Cross volunteer, running a first aid post out of her home and helping with children sent out of London. Molly and Cyril were friends with many Canadians during the war, including Jack Kemp. Jack was instrumental in persuading Cyril and Molly to come to Canada instead of New Zealand. The five Martins were welcomed to Jack, Alice and Gerald Kemp's home south of Basswood during a blizzard in the middle of the night on December 12, 1947. On April 3, 1948 they purchased the “Belcher” home in Rapid City. They lived there until 1966, with a three year absence, living in Dauphin from 1950-1953. Even after moving to Brandon in 1966 they spent summers in Rapid City. Mum loved life and was devoted to her family and church and will be greatly missed by all who know her. She had a “green thumb” and could grow anything showing her flowers in many local fairs. Many received flowers from Mum. Mum and Dad camped and traveled. She was a great cook and could bake anything from scratch. Her suppers and garden parties are well known. Mum loved nature, walking and hiking miles. She biked, swam, curled and bowled. She could make anything. Knitting was her specialty, socks, mitts and slippers for all people. She could act and recite. She loved to read to her grandchildren and seniors, reading at Central Park Lodge into her nineties. She was a smart dresser and even looked good when she only had one good dress.
“Rest in peace Mum”
A celebration of Molly’s life was held at St. Matthew’s Anglican Cathedral, Brandon on August 30, 2010. The Ven. Paul Curtis officiated and the Bishop, with The Right Rev. Jim Njegovan taking part. Interment took place at Rapid City Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons Raymond Smith, Bruce Smith, Michael Smith, Chad Brooks, David Smith, Philip Smith, Richard Smith and Keith Smith. Eulogy was given by Robert Smith. Donations in memory of Molly are to charity of choice.
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Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
McMURRAY: Ronald Roy, age 67 years, beloved husband of Cecile McMurray, father of Noreen, Reg and Marvin, died peacefully at his residence in Elgin, Manitoba on Wednesday, September 1, 2010. Graveside funeral service for family and friends will be held at the Elgin Cemetery, Elgin, Manitoba, on Monday, September 6, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow at the Elgin Community Hall. In memory of Ron, donations may be made to the Elgin & Area Lion’s Club. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
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SCHOTT: Stephanie Genevieve (Stephie) was born September 23, 1913 in Brandon, the younger of two children of Samuel and Sophia Burneski. She attended school in Brandon where she met her husband Al who she married in Edmonton in 1940. She began her career as an administrative secretary at Eaton’s but left during WWII to move to Halifax with the Air Force to be closer to her husband who was stationed there. On her return, she took time out to raise her family before going back to work at Brandon Motor Vehicle Licensing. She eventually joined her husband in the family business, Clement Travel, where she excelled working with people. She truly enjoyed the perks of the business, traveling extensively throughout the world. She retired from the business to help raise her grandchildren and spent a great deal of time with them in both Winnipeg and Columbus, Ohio. She returned to Brandon and lived with Gary until moving into Central Park Lodge in 2001 where many of the staff became her extended family. She was a longtime member and past president of the IODE. Music was one of her passions and she was instrumental in forming the Brandon Philharmonic Choir with her good friend, Dr. Lorne Watson. She enjoyed many summers with family and friends at the family cabin at Clear Lake. She passed away peacefully at her home at Valleyview Care Centre (CPL) with Gary and Bev at her side. Stephie is survived by her children Gary (Bev) of Brandon, Gail (Bruce) Reid of Creston, BC, Debbie Patterson of Whitby, ON, grandchildren Sandy Hovey, Jodi (Jerry) Hines, Lisa, Kevin and Brittaney Burr, Kieran Patterson, Jon Slack, Daniel (Shelley) Slack, great grandchildren Ben and Cory Hines and Nicholas Slack. She was predeceased by her husband Al in 1972, brother Joey in 1923 and by her parents. There will be a graveside celebration of her life at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 23, 2010 at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of choice.
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