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RIESBERRY: Helen Clara Riesberry. Helen was born to David and Martha Gerring on August 11, 1916 on a farm near Kemnay, Manitoba. The baby was not expected to live long, but Helen’s zest for life far surpassed that notion as she lived to be almost 94 years young. Helen passed peacefully with family by her side on Sunday, July 11th, 2010. Helen met the love of her life, Don Riesberry, a handsome college student from Rapid City while working in Brandon during the Depression years. After a lengthy courtship they married in 1942. Don enlisted and was overseas when their daughter, Eleanor, was born. Sadly, Don was killed in action in Belgium and Helen was left a young widow to raise Eleanor alone, which she did admirably. After her husband’s death during active service on October 1944, Helen continued her education at Brandon College. She then graduated from the School of Social Work at the University of Manitoba in 1948 where she received a gold medal for her efforts. She returned to Brandon as the Executive Director of the Children’s Aid Society of Western Manitoba, a position she held until her retirement in October 1976. Under her leadership, the Agency developed programs to support families and nurture parenting skills including homemaker service, family and group daycare, summer camp and family life education. Helen also forged positive relationships with First Nations communities across southwestern Manitoba. Faith was a vital part of Helen’s life where the parish of Saint Matthew’s was like extended family. She served in the choir, Mardi Club and, on parish, Diocesan and National Committees. At the same time, Helen was very active in numerous community groups including the Brandon Festival of the Arts, the Quota Club, Hobbs Manor for senior citizens, and the Canadian Nature Federation. Her contributions to the community were recognized by the conferring of an Honorary Doctorate degree from Brandon University in May 1972 and the Buffalo Scout Award from the Manitoba Provincial Government in May 1973. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter Eleanor Brownlee of Pender Island, her three beloved grandchildren Ross, Kevin (Myra) and Meredith (Rob), their father Clark Brownlee, a sister Edith Fish of Winnipeg, nieces and nephews, many friends and was predeceased by her dear friend Marg Goodman. Her family would like to thank the staff at Hillcrest Place who were her friends and companions for three good years. The Memorial Service will be held at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 403-13th Street, Brandon, on Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with The Very Rev. Robin Walker and Archdeacon Paul Curtis officiating. If friends so desire, memorial gifts may be made to St. Matthew’s Memorial Fund, 403-13th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4P9, the Child and Family Services of Western Manitoba, 800 McTavish Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7L4 or a charity of choice.Messages of condolence may be placed at
BLANCHARD: Don, of Red Deer, Alberta, age 75 years, beloved husband of Eleanor Blanchard, father of Judy and Bill, died suddenly in the Souris Health Centre, Souris, Manitoba on Tuesday, July 13, 2010. A funeral service will be held in Red Deer, Alberta at a later date. In memory of Don, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
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MITCHELL: Molly Mitchell (nee Dooley). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother and grandmother Molly Phyllis Mitchell on Friday July 9, 2010 at the Carman memorial Hospital. She is survived by her sons Bob (Tanya) and Tim (Nancy) of Carman Manitoba, grandchildren Mikila, Alexa and Timmy and sister Doreen Hurl of Brandon Manitoba. She was predeceased by her husband Robert James (Bob) Mitchell and her son Richard Dooley (Dick) Mitchell. Mother was born to Richard and Sarah Dooley of Wawota, Saskatchewan on February 4, 1918, took nursing training in Medicine Hat Alberta, and served overseas with the Canadian forces in Europe during the Second World War. After her discharge she married Bob Mitchell of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, nursed in Weyburn and then in Brandon until her retirement to Duncan, B.C. in 1975. Molly enjoyed her times at Kenosee Lake and the many hours on the golf course there. A graveside memorial service is planned for Friday July 16, 2:00, at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Weyburn, Saskatchewan.
BUTLER: Kathleen (Kae) Butler, beloved wife of the late Jim Butler; mother of Heather (George) McGhee and Karen (Ken) Williams; grandmother of Cam and Riley McGhee, Kaylen (Mark) Williams-Henry and Karla (Dustin) Blackwell; passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, Manitoba on Monday, July 12, 2010 at 83 years of age. A service to celebrate Kae’s life will be held at the Hamiota United Church, Hamiota, MB, on Friday, July 16, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with interment following in the Shiloh Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Kae’s memory to the Hudson Suite, c/o Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, Manitoba, R0M 0T0 or to the Shiloh Cemetery Fund, Kenton, Manitoba, R0M 0Z0.
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Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota in care of arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
ATCHISON: Wilbert Atchison, beloved husband of Lillian Atchison, of Brandon, Manitoba, passed away at Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday July 11, 2010, at the age of 90 years. Funeral services will be held from Pipestone Community Hall at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 15 with Reverend Wayne Unger officiating. Interment will be in Pipestone Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to CancerCare Manitoba in memory of Wilbert.Email messages of condolence or sign the online Book of condolence at carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
SCOTT: Brian Grant Parker Scott. June 3, 1937 – July 9, 2010. It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of Brian Scott. He is survived by his cherished wife of 53 years, Marilyn and five children – Catherine (Brian), Brian Craig (Debbie), Colleen (Murray), Kelly (Stephen), and Robert (Mary). He was also “Opi” to fourteen grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Brian was born in Victoria and, after a brief career in the Yarrows Shipyard, joined the Edmonton Police Service in 1961. In his 28-year career in Edmonton, he demonstrated consummate professional skills: rising to Detective Criminal Investigation (1970), Detective Homicide and Robbery (1975); Staff-Sergeant Patrol Division (1979); Staff-Sergeant Criminal Investigation (1981); Staff- Sergeant Tactical Unit (1983); and Inspector Major Crimes (1984). In January 1989, he became Chief of Police in Brandon, Manitoba. By the time that he retired in September 1995, Brian had transformed what is now known as the Brandon Police Service into a modern and effective force; the tangible expression of this transformation came with international accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, the only law enforcement accreditation programme in the world. Among his many professional accomplishments was service on the Board of Directors, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (1991-1995), Chairman (1989-1992) and Vice- Chairman (1992-1995) of the Manitoba Criminal Intelligence Service, and Chairman of the Prairie Regional Chiefs of Police Association (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the North West Territories) (1990-1991). When he retired, Brian and Marilyn moved back to Vancouver Island and, at the village of Youbou, built their dream home. He spent his time with his growing family – travelling to them or having them come to Youbou. With his dog “Lee” at his side, his hobbies included carpentry, landscaping and gardening. But his first devotion was always to his family. In lieu of flowers, and because of Brian’s great love for animals, the family asks that a donation in Brian’s name be made to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals.
POSTHUMUS: Frederic Matthias Posthumus. Sadly but quietly, on June 30th, Fred passed away in his favorite chair in his home at the age of 73. Fred was born on July 25, 1936, in Rapid City to Fred and Beatrice Posthumus. At the age of six the family moved to Brandon where Fred received his schooling. Growing up in a family of seven siblings, Fred and his brothers and sisters were kept busy with chores like gardening and milking cows. Fred had a passion for sports. He enjoyed baseball and golfing as a youngster and was very resourceful and made his own golf clubs and fishing poles. Fishing was a favorite past-time that he enjoyed throughout his life. Fred worked many odd jobs as a teenager. He worked briefly for the railroad and in construction. He enjoyed a long career as an Industrial Mechanic at the potato factory in Carberry, and retired in 1998. Fred was bery handy and loved fixing things like lawnmowers and cars. He took great pride in his yard and grew a large vegetable garden each year. He enjoyed coffee with friends and playing cards for hours. Most important was family. He married Iris Sparrow in 1961. They had two children and three grandchildren. Fred loved to watch them play hockey and baseball. Fred leaves to mourn his loss: His wife of 49 years, Iris; son Garry and his daughter Meaghan; daughter Kim and her husband Don Scott and their children, Chelcie and Torey; twin brother Frank; sister Mona (Steve); brother Matt (Gloria); brother Keith; brothers- in-law Cecil (Ramona), Jim (Yvonne), Nelson (Phyllis), Leslie (Donna), Milt (Linda), and Lorne (Debbie) Sparrow; aunt Florence Loeppky; uncle Bud Knight; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. The funeral service was held July 6, 2010 at the Carberry United Church with Rev. Minho Yoo officiating. The eulogy was graciously delivered by Mrs. Mary-Ella Proven. Interment followed in Carberry Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gerald Sparrow, Devon Sparrow, Danny Sparrow, Marshall Sparrow, Matthew Sparrow, and Albert Naismith. White’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements. Donations in memory of Fred may be made to Carberry Minor Hockey or Carberry Minor Baseball, Box 670, Carberry, Manitoba, R0K 0H0 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, #3-824-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7.
McKEE: J. J. Wilson McKee, beloved husband of Pat, of Brookdale, Manitoba entered into rest on July 11, 2010 at the age of 74 years at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Neepawa United Church, Neepawa, Manitoba. Officiating clergy will be Rev. Mark Satterly. Interment to follow in the Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa, Manitoba. Donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba. White’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements. (204) 476-2848.
KENNEDY: The death of Annie "Anna" Jane Kennedy occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, July 10, 2010. The Ceremony to Celebrate Anna's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North on Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Randy Stanton will officiate. Private family interment will follow at the Milford Cemetery. Donations in memory of Anna may be made to a charity of one's choice. Complete obituary information will follow. Expressions of sympathy may be made Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
GORDON: Passed away at the Wawanesa Personal Care Home on Sunday July 11, 2010 at the age of 87 years, Kristine Soffia “Diddy” Gordon, of Baldur, Manitoba. Diddy leaves to mourn her passing sons Allen (Connie) and Bill (Linda) of Brandon, grandchildren Kori (Jim) Maybroda, Jay Lynn (Danny) Deschambault, Kris Gordon, Scott Gordon, great grandchildren Patrick and Megan Maybroda, Sophie, Alexandre and Josée Deschambault; sister Lillian (Garnet) Wooley of Morden, brother-in-law Murray Forbes of Treherne, sister-in-law Rene Gordon of Belmont as well as numerous relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Lloyd in 2006, and by her sisters Jennie (George) Drummond and Ranka Forbes. Graveside services will be held on Saturday July 17, 2010 at 11:00 a.m at the Baldur Cemetery with Phyllis Mulligan officiating. Following the burial, a reception will be held at the Baldur Curling Club. Everyone is welcome. Friends that so desire memoriams may be made in Diddy’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8 or to a charity of one’s choice. On line condolences can be made at Jamieson’s Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 827-2480.
BULLIED: Frances “Ann” Bullied passed away at Valleyview Care Centre on July 11, 2010 at the age of 74 years. She was predeceased by her mother Elsie in 1990 and father Frank in 1992. She is survived by sisters Carol Kezin of Calgary and family and Gloria (Keith) McCallum of Brandon and family. A private family service will be held at a later date.
CRAWFORD: The death of Evelyn Roberta Crawford of Brandon, formerly of Sioux Lookout, Ontario, occurred on Thursday, July 8, 2010 at the age of 79 years. Evelyn was born at Windsor, Ontario to parents Clarence and Evelyn Grass. She was the daughter of a railroad man and they moved to the prairies at a young age. Evelyn was the oldest child and therefore had the responsibility of helping to care for her younger siblings. She attended school in Brandon and later received her certification in Medical RecordsAdministration. She joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1951. Evelyn met and married the love of her life, George Crawford, in 1956 while posted at CFB Foymont. In 1972, George was posted at Sioux Lookout and Evelyn returned to civilian life finding employment at the Sioux Lookout Zone Hospital as aMedical Clerk. In 1973, she became the Supervisor of the Medical Records Department until her retirement in 1985. She moved back to Brandon and in the late 1980's worked at the Redwood Inn. In 1992, Evelyn and George moved to Sydney, Nova Scotia to enjoy their retirement. Following the death of George, Evelyn moved back to Brandon to be closer to her children. From 1993 until 1996 she did accounting and bookkeeping for the Brandon Community Welcome. Evelyn was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion and was Ladies Auxiliary President for two terms, later being honoured with a lifetime membership. She also previously held the position of Zone Commander, as well as other local, zone and district positions. Evelyn belonged to the Knox United Church and was a member of the UCW. She enjoyed volunteering for the Legion and other local organizations vents. In herspare time, Evelyn enjoyed many sports, especially curling, hockey, football, fishing, figure skating and horse racing. She was also a passionate baseball fan, specifically for her beloved Toronto Blue Jays. Evelyn will be remembered by her family and friends as a kind and gentle spirit who was caring, compassionate, and who was frequently sought out for her lending ear and sage consel. She treated her friends like family and she took pride in everything she did. Evelyn is survived by: sons Rick (Lucy) Crawford, Lee Crawford; grandchildren: Sacha Baharmand, Troy Crawford, Jessica Crawford, Joshua Crawford. Also surviving are: brother Clancy (Albeth) Grass, brothers- in-law Norman Crawford, Ken Crawford, Percy "Spider" (Georgina) Crawford; sister-in-law Iris Crawford; best friends Anita Stouffer, Marg Atkinson, Carolyn Grift, as well as many cherished nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by husband George Crawford, daughter Cindy Crawford- Baharmand, sister Marilyn Lange, brother-in-law Daniel Lange and brother-in-law Carl "Campy" Crawford. The Funeral Ceremony will be held at Knox United Church, 451 - 18th Street, on Tuesday (today), July 13, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. David Cathcart officiating. Urn bearer is Rick Crawford, and eulogy to be delivered by Sacha Baharmand. Private interment at Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Evelyn may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, for the Western Manitoba CancerCare Project, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.Expressions of sympathy may be made at Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
ADAMS: Lola “Jean” (Munro) passed away at Lion’s Manor in Winnipeg, June 9, 2010. She was born at Croll, Manitoba. July 24, 1917. She married Thomas (Scotty) Adams in 1942. Mom was a wartime bride who raised three children. Scotty predeceased her in 1979. Mom was also predeaced by her parents Neil and Mary Ann (Whiteside) Munro, brothers Hector, Norman and Sam; sisters Lillian Mennie and Marion Facey. Surviving are sons, Dennis (Lily) and Roy (Gwen) Adams; and daughter Gwen (Phil) Shelvey; three grandchildren, Susan (Stuart) Bertram, Brock Adams and Shannon (Ken) Shumila. There are five great-grandsons. Mom is survived by her sister Theresa Chambers of Boissevain and brother Clifford (Sadie) Munro of Brandon. At her request, Mom has donated her remains to the Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, for research. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of cards or flowers Mom has requested donations be made in her memory to: Union Gospel Mission, P.O. Box 1073 Stn. Main, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 3X4, 204-943-9904 or Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 0R3, 204-982-2021.
DUNN: Paul Francis Dunn of Brandon, Manitoba, beloved husband of Nellie, passed away at the Fairview Personal Care Home on Thursday, July 8, 2010 at the age of 97 years. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327 – 4th Street, on Monday, July 12, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Dominic Yuen as Celebrant. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow. Messages of condolence may be placed at
SHUST: David Lionel Shust, age 45, died suddenly and unexpectedly at the Sacre Coeur Hospital in Montreal, QC on April 17, 2010. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife, Dr. Helene Gambu and beautiful daughters Rachel (5 1/2) and Vanessa (3 1/2), his sister Laurie and brother- in-law Wayne Colton, and sister Joanie Shust and brother-in-law Wes Skulmoski. He was predeceased by his parents Alice and Lionel in January 1989. A Memorial was held on April 24th at the Yves Legare Funeral Home in Laval for family and friends and on April 28th, a funeral mass was said at the Saint-Francois Xavier Cathedral in Chicoutimi, QC. David was born and raised in Shoal Lake, Manitoba but his home was in Chicoutimi with Helene, where he now rests. A "Celebration of Life" Memorial will be held in honour of David on Thursday, July 22nd at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Hall in Shoal Lake.
When God made David He broke the mold; For those of us who knew and loved him he will be sadly missed.
For further information regarding the Memorial contact Laurie at 204-781-0763.
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