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GRODECKI: Joseph Grodecki, beloved husband of Adeline, died at his residence at Valleyview Care Centre on Friday, January 28, 2011 at the age of 85 years. He was born near Wynyard, Saskatchewan on September 12, 1925, one of eleven children. He attended Evelyn School, Normal School and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Joe met Adeline Lambert and they married in 1953. They resided in Winnipeg and several towns in Manitoba. In 1967 they moved to Dauphin where Joe continued his teaching career until retiring in 1983. He obtained his CLU and started a career with Sunlife Financial. They moved to Brandon in 1984. Joseph was a member of the Knights of Columbus, an active member ofparish council at St. Viator's Parish in Dauphin and St. Hedwig's Parish in Brandon. He had a devoted prayer life and shared his faith by teaching catechism. In his younger days he enjoyed curling, fishing and carpentry. Joe also enjoyed puzzles of all kinds but especially those that challenged his math skills. He liked to watch old movies and play bingo. Joe and Adeline loved to get together with friends to play various card games. Joe was a devoted husband and father, always available to drive his children toevents, whether it be school, sports or getting them home from hanging out with friends. He loved family get togethers, his greatest joy being his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His face would light-up when they visited him. Joe was predeceased by his parents, two brothers, five sisters and his infant granddaughter Carson Grodecki. He is survived by: his loving wife Adeline; children, Emily (Doug) Thomson of Brandon, Terry (Merv) Durston of Dauphin, Lawrence of Brandon, Greg of Toronto, Susan (Craig) Hayward of Brandon, Monica (Kevin) Smith of Brandon. Grandchildren: Mike DeVers, Stephanie (Joe) Davison, Nicole (fiance Warren Clark), Samantha Thomson, Tim, Drew and Christie Durston, Sarah and Amy Grodecki, Sandy, Teresa and Morgan Grodecki, Scott and Kelly Hayward, Nicholas Smith. There are three great-grandchildren Alexa, Mikaela and Josh. He is also survived by sisters Emily Stone, Annette Benjamin and Rose Yaskowich, many brothers- in-law, sisters-in-law as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers were said at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, February 2, 2011. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at the church on Thursday, February 3, 2011. Rev. Fr. Dominic Yuen was Celebrant. Interment followed in the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Joseph may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3 - 824 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7.
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Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
GLASEMAN: Luverne (Chick) Glaseman. It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of their beloved son, husband, father, uncle, grandfather and friend. Chick fought a courageous battle with cancer, but succumbed to this disease on Friday, February 4, 2011 in Penticton, BC with his loving wife Yvonne (nee Johnston) by his side. Chick was born July 16, 1951 in Brandon, Manitoba. He is survived by his loving wife Yvonne, sons Murray and Terry and 4 wonderful grandchildren Cassidy, Whitney, James and Christopher. Also surviving are his parents Kay and Leon Lacharite, brothers and sisters Darwin (Karen), Pat Hadley, Dale (Janet), Yvonne (Oscar) Collette, Corky (Darcy), Barb (Art) LaFleche, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Family and friends will remembered Chick for his sense of humour and his very loving heart.
God saw you getting wearyWhen a cure was no to beSo he closed his arms around you And whispered “Come with me.”You didn’t deserve what you went through.So he took you home to restGod’s garden must be beautifulfor he only takes the best.
We love you and will miss you Chick, Rest in Peace!
FALLIS: It is with great sadness in our hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Myrtle Olive Fallis. She left us peacefully to be with Dad on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at the Souris Health Centre with her family at her side. Myrt was born August 4, 1920 and raised in Souris, the daughter of William and Jesse Begg. She married Alex Fallis on February 4, 1941. They farmed north of Souris for thirty-eight years on the family farm where they raised three children, Garry, Joan and Blaine. They retired to Souris to spend many happy and active years. During Dad’s illness Mom cared for him and devoted her life to him until his passing in 2002. The last six years she lived in the Souris Manor where she enjoyed many visits from family and friends. Mom was a homemaker for most of her days and she made their home a meeting place where all the family and friends were welcomed with open arms and treated royally. She was a member of the United Church, a member of the Rebekah Lodge for thirty-five years and also president of afternoon Ladies Curling Club. Her hobbies were sewing, knitting, crocheting, cooking, and playing cards, dancing and visiting with friends. In latter years she kept in touch with family and friends on the computer. Mom’s presence will be greatly missed by her family and friends for her caring ways and special interest in our life. Left to cherish her memory are sons, Garry (Karen), Blaine (Helen), daughter, Joan (Ron) Saunderson. Grandchildren, Pam (Garth) Parker, Booklyn and Jordan; Kim (Rick) Thiessen, Tori and Mitchell; Steven (Tracy) Saunderson, Ben and Nolan; Brad (Marie) Fallis; Sean Brooks (Tania), MacKenzie; Derek (Kim) Brooks, Logan; and Jason (Crystal) Brooks, Kohen. Brother, George (Joyce) Begg; sister-in-law Janet Plewes, and several nieces and nephews. Her husband Alex, son David and siblings Chester, Hannah, David, Helen and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law predeceased her. A service celebrating her life was held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, on Monday, February 7, 2011with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. A family interment will be held at a later date in the Souris and Glenwood Cemetery. Donations can be made to the Souris and Glenwood Foundation, Box 518, Souris, Manitoba. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home Souris in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
FALK: Margaret Falk was born November 4, 1935 at Lowe Farm, Manitoba to parents Cornelius and Margaretha Falk (nee Wiebe). She was the second youngest of ten children. Margaret grew up working on the family farm and, with much persuasion on her part, received her grade eight education. Marg moved to Caronport, Saskatchewan in 1955 to attend Briercrest Bible Institute. She worked in the kitchen and housekeeping while studying there and received her Diploma in the Standards Training & Christian Education Courses on April 16, 1961. It was during her first year at Briercrest that she heard God's calling to become a nurse. Marg attended Steinbach Bible College for oneyear and then returned to Caronport to work and take night classes to complete necessary education requirements for entrance into nurses training. She attended St. Boniface School for Practical Nurses in Winnipeg and received her L.P.N. Diploma on August 14, 1967. Following graduation, shenursed at St. Boniface Hospital for two years and Russell, Manitoba for one year before moving to Brandon in 1970. For 21 years Marg worked as a nurse on the maternity ward 200 at the Brandon General Hospital. There, she thoroughly enjoyed caring for the moms with their newborns. Her final five years as a nurse were served at the Assiniboine Centre with patients waiting placement.From newborns to seniors, Nurse Falk added a caring touch that will never be forgotten by her patients and the medical staff she worked with over the years. She retired from nursing in 1996 after 29 years, however never retired from caring for others. Marg's love for and dedication to God was evident in every part of her life. Her focus was always on a Sovereign God and rose above many circumstances as she kept her faith. She was diagnosed with breast cancer 25 years ago and since then has experienced many surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation treatments, as well as more cancer. Her doctor, Dr. du Plooy, became a very dear friend to her and did a fabulous job caring for her over the years along with the nursing staff in Brandon and Cancer Care doctors in Winnipeg. Marg enjoyed travelling, vacationing, and having lunch with her single girlfriends in past years. She became a very independent woman who loved life, especially when she retired and didn't have to set her alarm clock! Her life was rich with people she loved and serving God in many ways. Marg was an active member of the McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church and served in the nursery, Teddy Bear Clubs, ladies groups, as a greeter, and with her life group. She preferred to serve quietly in the background and was always encouraging those around her whether she was washing dishes, playing on the floor with children, praying for others, knitting baby blankets, baking or cooking favourite goodies for special people. All compliments she received were considered blessings. She would bake delicious treats for many thankful recipients especially for the youth group and Girls Dig Deep group in Minnedosa. Marg had a gentle way of making people feel special and enjoyed celebrating life! She was a person who lived with integrity and loved people unconditionally. It was the little things like sharing a cup of coffee and conversation with friends that meant so much. Her inside beauty enhanced her outside beauty and touched all of us deeply. With Kim holding her hand, Marg gently and peacefully left this earth to enter Heaven on Thursday, January 27, 2011. She was truly a valuable gem in our treasure box of life and will be lovingly remembered always. We will have a grand reunion in Heaven with her someday as she greets us with open arms. We will love you forever. Marg was predeceased by her parents; three brothers, Dick, Cornelius, and Jake; and several in-laws. She is survived by six siblings and five in-laws: Susan Banman of Kleefeld, Manitoba; Henry (Kay) Falk of Killarney, Manitoba; Abe (Helen) Falk of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Cornelius (Jan) Falk of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta; Dave (Anne) Falk of Langley, B.C.; and Helen (Walter) Hamm of Altona, Manitoba. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and their families. Marg will also be deeply missed by her family "not by blood, but by love" Kim, Dean, Mitchell and Braydon Whittington of Minnedosa, Manitoba, as well as her extended family Dennis and Cheryl Brugger, their children, and all of Mama Marg's "grandchildren and great-grandchildren." The service to celebrate Marg's life was held atMcDiarmid Drive Alliance Church in Brandon on Friday, February 4, 2011 with Pastor Dan Pope officiating. Interment followed at the Smoland Cemetery south of Minnedosa, Manitoba. For those who wish, donations in memory of Marg may be made to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation Inc., 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0V9. Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, Brandon, Manitoba.
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Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
DESIATNYK: Mary Desiatnyk of Brandon, beloved mother of Rose Marie Marino and Lil Kapler, passed away peacefully at the Babcock Nursing Home in Wardsville, ON, on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at the age of 94 years. Prayers will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. The Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 927 Assinibone Avenue, on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Michael Tkachuk officiating and Stella Fedeniuk as Cantor. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Complete obituary information to follow.
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DeLARONDE: Solange (Sally) DeLaronde July 20, 1923- February 5, 2011. Sally passed away peacefully at the age of 87 after a battle with cancer. She is predeceased by her husband, Del, and survived by her 5 children George, Marie, Ed, Shelley (English) and Kent. Sally will also be missed by her 10 grandchildren. Sally lived most of her life in Manitoba before moving to Penticton from Brandon 4 years ago. Prior to living in Brandon Sally and Del lived in Dunrea. A Celebration of Life Tea will be held at Athens Creek Retirement Lodge in Penticton on February 22, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held in Brandon, Manitoba in springtime, Sally’s favorite time of the year.
ASH: Wilfrid “Wilf” Reginald of Brandon, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, at the Assiniboine Centre on Monday, February 7, 2011 at the age of 90 years. Wilf was born to parents; John and Mary Ash on December 9, 1920 in Rainy River District, Ontario. At a very young age, his family moved to Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan where he lived until enlisting in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941. While stationed in Regina, he met and married Kathleen Law on March 20, 1943. He was stationed overseas as an aircraft mechanic until his discharge in 1945. Wilf soon began a thirty- five year career with the Canadian Pacific Railway, moving his young family to Brandon. He worked as a yardman/trainman until retiring in 1981. Wilf loved life and enjoyed it to the fullest. He was a skilled carpenter, avid sportsman, crafterand loved to travel. He was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 3, a life member of the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum and a founding member of the East End Sunshine Club. His family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren meant everything to him. He supported them in any way he could, rarely missing their many varied activities. He was loved dearly and will be greatly missed. Wilf is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Kathleen; son Bob (Susan); son Gene (Lynn); daughter Eucilla (Marv) Robinson; grandchildren Dana (James) Avison, Deron (Chelsey), Craig (Jen), Scott, Erin (Mike) Branconnier, Kylie Robinson, Kerri (Kurt) Nicol; great-grandchildren Ben and Katie Avison, Easton Ash, Adia Branconnier and Reid Nicol; brothers Ralph, Walter (Anne), Al (Jocelyn) and Bill (Lois); sisters-in-law Norma and Betty; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by; his mother and father, mother and father in-law, four brothers, two sisters, three brothers-in-law, six sisters- in-law, one great-grandson and numerous nieces and nephews. The service to celebrate Wilf’s life was held on Friday, February 11, 2011 at Brockie Donovan Chapel with Rev. Paul Sakasov officiating. A private family interment took place at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Wilf may be made to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church – Memorial Fund, 361 Russell Street, Brandon Manitoba, R7A 5H6 or to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 – 17th St E, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7A3.
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When I’m GoneWhen I come to the end of my journey and I travelmy last weary mile, just forget if you can,that I ever frowned andremember only the smile.Forget unkind wordsI have spoken,remember some good that I have done.Forget that I everhad heartache,and remember that I’ve also had fun.Remember I have fought somehard battles and won, ere the close of the day,then forget to grievefor my going,I would not have you sadfor a day,but in summer just gathersome flowers and remember the place where I lay,and come in the shade of evening when the sun pointsthe sky in the west, stand for a few momentsbeside me and remember only my best.
MATHIE: The family of the late William Garth Mathie are saddened to announce Garth's sudden passing in Saskatoon on Friday, November 20, 2010.
MAZAWASICUNA: Camille Lee Ferlin Mazawasicuna passed away on Friday, February 4, 2011 in Calgary, Alberta at the age of 42 years. The wake will be held at Sioux Valley Veteran's Hall at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 11, 2011. Funeral Service will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 12, 2011 also at the Veteran's Hall with interment to follow at Sioux Valley Anglican Cemetery.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
OPPERMAN: Marguerite Opperman, age 78 beloved wife of Wilfred, mother of Larry, (Nancy), Barb (Paul Berry), Glenn (Allison), Trevor, and (Dee) died February 9th, 2011 at the Boissevain Health Centre Boissevain, Manitoba. Memorial Service will be held Saturday February 12, 2011 at St. Paul's United Church Boissevain, Manitoba at 2:30 p.m. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Paul's United Church, or to the Boissevain Health Centre Palliative Care Fund. Family Interment prior to the service at the Boissevain Cemetery.
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Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home 204-523-7791
HALLS: Mildred Vivian (Cleaver) Halls was born April 18, 1926 and passed away at the Virden Health Centre on February 9, 2011 as a result of a 3 year struggle with bladder cancer. She was the only daughter born to Joe and Mabel Cleaver of Moore Park, Manitoba. She married Norman Halls of the Reston area in 1944 and acquired three daughters at the same time. She was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Mary (Mummery) Cleaver; husband Norman; five brothers: Bill, Art, Bruce, Jim, and Keith and sister-in-law Margaret Cleaver. Mildred is survived by her step daughters: Winona (Bill) Morrison of Clarkston, Washington, Verna (John) Olenick of Reston and Mary Stewart of Watson Lake, Yukon; brother Bob Cleaver; sisters-in-law Evelyn Cleaver and Marion Cleaver as well as several nieces and nephews. In keeping with Mildred's wishes cremation has taken place and no funeral service will be held. Interment will take place at a later date in the Reston Cemetery. Donations may be given to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 824 18th Street Unit 3 Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7, Lung Association of Manitoba, 940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 0P6, or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home Melita, 522-3361. Neil Redpath and Kurt Ardron Funeral Directors. To send condolences or special memories to the family, please visit:
STRANGE: In loving memory of Garry Archibald Strange, beloved husband of Edith. Garry died on February 7, 2011 at the Tri Lake Health Centre in Killarney, Manitoba at the age of 59. An Anglican funeral service will be held on Saturday February 12, 2011 at the Killarney United Church in Killarney, Manitoba at 1:00 p.m. Interment will take place at the Killarney Cemetery at a later date. Donations in memory of Garry may be made to a trust fund for his two youngest sons Timothy & Thomas c/o The Royal Bank Killarney Branch. Condolences may be made online at Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home 204-523-7791.
LELOND: J. Wm (Bill) Lelond passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at Birtle Sunnyside Manor Personal Care Home. Born June, 21, 1917 at Arrow River, Bill was predeceased by his wife Sylvia, and his parents Louis and Enid Lelond; and his siblings and their spouses: Stan (Margaret), Doreen (Larry Hunkin) and Marion (Robert Anderson). He is survived by his three children: Maureen, Leonard (Wendy) and Roberta (Brian Hickman), seven grandchildren and two great grandsons, two sister-in-laws and many nieces and nephews. Bill spent over 68 years farming the Lelond homestead at Arrow River. He took pride in his shorthorn cattle. Bill enjoyed a full day’s work caring for family, fields and the farm. A graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Arrow River Cemetery, Arrow River, Manitoba with a memorial service and reception following at 2:30 p.m. in the Arrow River Community Hall. Our family would like to sincerely thank everyone who cared for dad, including the staff at the Birtle Health Centre. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to the Birtle Palliative Care Unit, Birtle, Manitoba, R0M 0C0 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3 824 – 18th St, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7. Messages of condolence can be sent to the family at Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
KOSTIW: Mary Kostiw, beloved mother of Donald (Sylvia) Kostiw, Marian (Daniel) Holukoff, Helen (Murray) Hicks, Joyce (Jerry) Zaruk, Leonard (Janet) Kostiw and Jack (Lori) Kostiw entered into rest February 8, 2011 at the age of 87 years. The funeral Mass will take place on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. in St. John The Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Neepawa, Manitoba with interment in Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa, Manitoba. Prayers will be said in Whites Funeral Chapel, Neepawa, Manitoba on Friday, February 11, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. White’s Funeral Home Neepawa in care of arrangements 204-476-2848.
DOBBELAERE: In loving memory of Mary Agnes Dobbelaere, beloved wife of Robert. Mary died on February 7, 2011 at the Tri Lake Health Centre in Killarney, Manitoba at the age of 66. A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 11, 2011 at the Cartwright Centennial Hall at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Rachel Robinson officiating. Interment will be at the Cartwright Cemetery following the service. Donations in memory of Mary may be made to the Cartwright Independent School.
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Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home 204-523-7791.
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