Classifieds / Obituaries
TOMES: Gerald Lefty Walker Tomes beloved partner of Freda Wills of Carberry, MB entered into rest on May 7, 2010 at the Carberry Personal Care Home at the age of 88 years. Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Carberry United Church Carberry, MB. Interment to follow in the Carberry Plains Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Carberry and Area Community Foundation.Whites Funeral Home Carberry in care of arrangements. (204) 834-2629
MUNDAY: William Henry Bamforth. Dad was born October 17, 1923 in Kamsack, SK and passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 in his residence in Brandon. He was predeceased by his loving wife Lena on February 10, 2008. Dad will be sadly missed by his son Bob, daughter-in-law Bonnie (Balkwill), both of Okanagan Falls, B.C., granddaughter Dori of Penticton, B.C., and grandson Rob of Vancouver, B.C. He is also survived by his brother Charlie of Dauphin. Dad proudly served in the Army during the Second World War. He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed all sports, in particular, golf and bowling. In 1982, Dad was voted the Outstanding Volunteer in Community Sports by the Manitoba Sports Federation. He was inducted into the Bowling Hall of Fame of Manitoba in October 1992. Dad worked as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse and was a Ward Supervisor at the Brandon Mental Hospital for many years. The family would like to thank all those who assisted Dad over the last couple of years from the Brandon Regional Health Authoritys Home Care Program to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Both organizations helped Dad immensely. A very special thanks to Dr. Mary Egan for her excellent care over many years as well as a heartfelt thank-you to good family friend Wally Garlinski. Dads request for a private family service will be respected. In lieu of flowers, friends may make a donation, if they please, to a charity of their choice.Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
KYLE: E. John Jack Kyle of Brandon, beloved husband of Betty and dear father of Keith and Glen, passed away peacefully at Hillcrest Place on Monday, May 10, 2010 at the age of 89 years. In keeping with Jacks wish, cremation will take place with a private family service to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jack may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
JOHNSON: Ellen Ingeborg Johnson age 92 years of Victoria, B.C., (formerly from Minnedosa, and then Brandon, Manitoba) passed away peacefully with her son by her side on April 12 th, 2010. Ellen had been a resident at The Cridge Centre for the Family, in Victoria for the past 2 12 years. Left to mourn her passing are son and daughter-in-law Dennis and Stacy Johnson, Victoria, grandchildren Stephanie Johnson, Kamloops BC and Cameron Johnson, Victoria, brother Roy Nelson of Mesa Arizona, sister in-law Mabel Martin (Nelson), Gresham, OR and many nieces and nephews. Ellen was born on August 7th, 1917 to Gustav and Anna Marie Nelson in Erickson, Manitoba. The family soon thereafter moved to the homestead farm 7 miles southeast of Minnedosa, were Ellen grew up and took her schooling. On October 17 th, 1933 Ellen and Gustav Johnson were married in Winnipeg then in 1945 Dennis was adopted becoming part of the family. Gus and Ellen farmed on two separate quarter sections of land very near to where Ellen grew up as a child, then in 1958 moved into the town of Minnedosa. There Ellen and Gus worked at various jobs until 1964 when they became the keepers of the Minnedosa Lake Campgrounds. In 1976, after moving to Brandon, Ellen was one of the head cooks at the Fairview Home until retiring in 1982. In 1994 Ellen moved to Victoria, B.C. to be near her son Dennis and family. Ellen was predeceased by husband Gustav in 1988, sister in-law Connie Nelson, and brothers and sisters Olga Nelson, Alma Walton (Bill), William (Bill) Nelson (Alma), Theodore (Ted) Nelson, Mildred Walton (Jim), Gideon (Jiggs) Nelson (Dorothy), Ebba Barnes (Les), and Hjalmar Nelson (Betty). Ellen enjoyed baking, sewing, tatting, crocheting, crafts, and she was a very good sketch artist, which she kept mostly to herself. Her family and her many friends meant the world to her as she cared a lot for them all. She was always there for them whenever they needed her. Ellen always gave of herself, a caring person who will be sadly missed by her family and friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Donna Doyle, the staff at the Cridge Seniors Centre, and also the care givers from Beacon Community Services who gave Mother excellent care over the years, and especially these past few weeks. Thanks to all of you from the bottom of our hearts. Internment: Smoland Cemetery, Minnedosa, Manitoba. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at the Minnedosa Funeral Services, on Saturday, May 15th, 2010. Flowers gratefully declined.
STONE: The death of Vernice Marie Stone (nee Bremner) beloved wife of the late Mr. Albert Stone, loving mother to Gary, Edmonton, Alberta, Glenn, Red Deer, Alberta occurred at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, May 5, 2010. Vernice is also survived by her sisters Lois Philip, Tilston, Manitoba, Fay Hewins, Brandon, Manitoba. Cremation has taken place. Funeral arrangements are pending. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
RICHARDSON: William Charles Richardson passed away peacefully on Monday, May 3, 2010. Bill was born in Calgary on December 28, 1917, the son of an RCMP officer. In his youth, his father's career took the family throughout Saskatchewan, and later to Halifax. After public school, Bill heard the calling of the RCMP and joined on April 1, 1937. He took his training at "N Division Ottawa, and his first posting was to the Commissioners office support staff. In Ottawa, Bill met the love of his life, Isabel. Upon receiving his transfer orders to Manitoba, they ended their 5-year courtship on May 6, 1944 to begin 55 years of married life. After being posted to various detachments in Manitoba, they spent their last 10 years in Brandon, where Bill retired from the force on October 31, 1966. His post-retirement jobs in Brandon included Clerk of the Court and Security Chief at Simplot. In retirement, Bill and Isabel enjoyed summers at Victoria Beach, and winters at Pharr, Texas. Beginning with his RCMP training, Bill kept in good physical condition by participating in hockey, badminton, swimming, baseball, and even into his 80s curling, golf, and long daily walks. He took a very active part in the care and nurturing of his children and grandchildren, attending sporting events, school meetings, and was a really good play toy during the summers at Victoria Beach. Bill has always been known as a Gentleman, and a man with a Gentle Heart. He is survived by sister Irene Clare (Sydney, NS), sons Brian (Kay) and Ross (Judy), and daughter Anna (Biagio). Also by grandchildren Michael, Maria (Tim), Jennifer, Sara (Sean), and Andrew, great-grandchildren Emily and Kenzie, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Isabel (1999), his parents, brothers Bruce and George, and sisters Dorothy and Ann. The family greatly appreciates the professional care, kindness, and compassion shown to our Father by the staff at Valleyview Care Centre. Funeral services will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street on Monday, May 10, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Jim Brown of St. Georges Anglican Church officiating. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the RCMP Veterans Association. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
POULSON: Mr. Kenneth James Poulson of Brandon passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, April 23, 2010 at the age of 84 years. Ken will be sadly missed by his wife of 64 years, Doreen; sons Rod (Eleanor), Keith (Karen); daughters Roxanne (Guy), Rhonda (Gaynor); grandchildren Brooke (Ricky), Brett (Jocelyn), Eddy (Melissa), Brandy, Kelly, Ally, Liam, Amanda, Lori (Ed), Steven (Mary); brother Don and family; sisters Betty (Tony) and family, Lois (Frank) and family. Ken is also survived by many nieces, nephews and numerous great grandchildren. He was predeceased by sons Monty Dale, Gary Douglas and sister Dorothy. Ken was born July 6, 1925 at Bassano, Alberta and farmed until 1948. He attended grade school in Dalemead and then continued his education at Olds Agricultural School. Ken was an aggressive sales person, whether it be in farm equipment, insurance or auto sales. He was a high achiever and won many awards as a result. In his later years before retirement, Ken had worked at Canadian Motors. He had a superb knowledge of cars as he could tell the type, the year and what they were worth by just a quick glance. Ken had a passion for life and loved to live and tell stories. A Celebration of Kens Life was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. with The Very Rev. Robin Walker of St. Matthews Cathedral officiating. Donations in memory of Ken may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7 or to a charity of choice. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
PELOQUIN: Kathleen (Kay) Ida Péloquin (nee Hean). Kathleen Peloquin passed away Saturday morning May 1, 2010 at The Sherwood Home in Virden, Manitoba. Born April 19, 1918 in Regent, Manitoba, daughter of Ida May (nee Wells) and David Hean, Kathleen is predeceased by her husband Ralph, her brother Charlie, two infant daughters Jean Rose and Patricia Ann, and two sons-in-law Herbert and Frank. She is survived by her children Margaret, Donald (Louise), Rita (Keith), Louise, Bruce, Audrey, Betty, Shirley (Phil) and Joan (Yvonne), her grandchildren Marvin (Debbie), Carmen (John), Anita, Nora (Dan), Colleen (Kelly), Maurice, Marcus (Leanne), Brian, Craig (Arlene), Cheryl (Anthony), Paul (Jackie), Colin (Kelly), Karl (Jolyn), Sara, Rachel, Lori (Aaron), Sheri, Cathy, Isaac and Morgan, her step-grandchildren Samantha and Evan (Crystal), her great- grandchildren Joshua, Nicholas, Heather, Rachél, Shaydon, Kail, Olivia, Heidi, Evan, Riley, Hadley, Nate and Jake, her step-great-grandchild Michelle, her sister Ellen, her sister-in-law Ethel, and numerous nieces and nephews. Kathleen was an avid reader of many genres. She had a keen sense of humour, she loved to hear and tell amusing anecdotes and jokes. She actively supported many causes and charities. Her support ranged from the World Wildlife Fund to Mothers Against Drunk Drivers to medical charities. In her younger years, Kathleen loved travelling whether it was a day trip, a holiday or a social call. In her later years, Kathleens greatest joy came from visiting with and visits from her family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Every family visit added to the collage of photos displayed on her wall, which was a source of great enjoyment and delight. The Funeral Service was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. on Saturday May 8, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Deacon Wilfrid Barre officiating. Interment will take place in Hargrave Cemetery. Tributes in the Memory of Kathleen may be made to Virden Health Auxiliary Remembrance Fund (P.O. Box 2526 Virden, Manitoba, R0M2C0) or a charity of your choice.e-mail messages of condolence or sign the on-line Book of Condolences at carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
PANKO: Violet Bernice Panko (nee Wabick) passed away May 4, 2010 at Minnedosa Personal Care Home. Funeral service will be held at Minnedosa Funeral Home, Monday, May 10, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. Lunch to follow in the basement at the Covenant Church. For information call 761-2984.
MEDLAND: Nancy (née Maughan), passed away on Friday, April 2, 2010 at Simpson Manor in Ft. Langley, B.C. Nancy was born in Evenwood, County Durham, England on July 30, 1922. She trained as a nurse and put these skills to good use during WW II in London. She met her husband Harold who was serving overseas in the Canadian Army during that time and they were married in 1945. Nancy came to Canada in 1946 to join Harold after the war. She was employed as a Registered Nurse at Brandon General Hospital for many years. In her spare time she liked to knit and read and enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially other English War Brides. Nancy is survived by her sister Eva Murphy of Redcar, England, son Don Medland, daughter Janyce (Grant) Beswitherick, grandsons David (Renee) Beswitherick, Cam (Kelly) Beswitherick, Kyle (Stacey) Medland, Kent (Jamie) Medland. There are seven great-grandchildren Nicole and Talia (David), Dylan and Amber (Cam) Beswitherick, Devon and Wyatt (Kyle) and Cale (Kent) Medland. She is also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins at home and abroad. Nancy was predeceased by her husband Harold, daughter-in-law Denise, and parents Thomas and Ada Maughan. A Celebration of Nancys life will take place on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, with Rev. Grant Beswitherick officiating. A family graveside service will take place in the Veterans section of the Brandon Cemetery prior to the Memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
KRUSCHEL: Joyce Genevieve Kruschel (nee Evans) (December 29, 1926-April 13, 2010). Joyce Kruschel, beloved wife of the late Adam Kruschel and mother of Vickey Lowdon (Brian), Ron (Linda), Shirley Smith (Ron), Cathy Spencer (Larry) and Leanne Keffer (Gord Westergard) passed away peacefully with her children at her side on April 13, 2010 at her residence at Rideau Park Personal Care Home. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Troy (Heather), Tracey (Shane), Jodi (Paul), Chad (Jen), Chelsea (Rich), Graham, Jeff (Christie) Jeremy (Jolin), Ashley, Josh (Kerri) and Marissa and her great- grandchildren: Erin, Justice, Desmond, Ethan, Austin, Lily, Dylan, Maia, Kady, Adam and Sloane. She was predeceased by her brothers Tom and Willard and is survived by her sisters: Enid of Victoria B.C., Shirley Lamothe (Andy) of Winnipeg and June Lamothe (Albert) of Arnes, MB. Also surviving her are sisters in law, Teeny Evans and Shirley Evans both of Winnipeg, as well as many dear nieces and nephews. Joy was born on December 29, 1926 in Ninga, Manitoba. She was the second child born to Verna and Albert Evans. As the oldest girl of the family, Joy was taught to bake and to cook at an early age and took on these responsibilities in her family home to support her parents work. She attended school in Ninga and then moved to Winnipeg and took on a job as a nanny and housekeeper. She then worked at the Royal Bank prior to moving back to the country. Joy married Adam Kruschel on October 13, 1947 and became the mother of five children: Vickey, Ron, Shirley, Cathy and Leanne. After farming in Deloraine, Adam found work in Brandon and the family moved there in 1955. Joy was the ultimate caregiver, and not only raised her five children, but also took in borders, and provided childcare for friends and neighbours. She also ran a household that included gardening, canning and freezing. Joy and Adam took pride in their large garden and shared their produce with friends and family. Joy was also known for her cooking and baking skills. She made the best bread, buns, cakes and cookies and would always have her childrens favorites on hand. Joy loved spending time with family and friends, and enjoyed knitting, Tai Chi, camping, and shopping. She was known to get an early start on her Christmas shopping by starting in January to ensure she had enough gifts for all of her children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Joy was an open-hearted woman and remained very close with her family and friends. She had a quiet, unassuming strength that provided her friends and family with unwavering support when facing adversity. She was an extremely patient person and an incredible listener. She always thought carefully before she spoke and would take in all the information before making her contribution. She shared her opinions if asked, and always supported her children and friends no matter what path they chose. Our Mom was the sweetest, kindest, most humble, caring and loving woman you could ever meet. She taught us many important lessons that have shaped us into the people we are today. Mom, you have served your children well and as we watch our own children become parents, we see your light shining within them. Our family wishes to express our heartfelt thanks to the exceptional staff at Rideau Park Personal Care Home for the wonderful care, compassion and kindness given to Mom and extended to our family. We wish also to give special thanks to Rev. Joe Ball for his generous time, consideration and comfort shown to Mom and our family. We would also like to thank Kurt Ardron from Brockie Donovan, for his kindness, guidance and support. Thank you to our family and friends for their ongoing support during this difficult time, for the cards, flowers, generous gifts of food, calls and emails. The service to celebrate Moms life took place at 2:00 p.m. on April 17, 2010 at the chapel at Brockie Donovan. She was laid to rest beside our father, Adam in the Brandon Cemetery.
Those we hold most dear never truly leave us,They live on in the kindnesses they showed,The comfort they shared,And the love they brought into our lives.In lieu of flowers if friends so desire, donations in Joys memory can be made to Osteoporosis Canada, Manitoba Chapter 123 St. Annes Road, Winnipeg Manitoba, R2M 2Z1.
KENYON: Larry Thomas. With profound sadness, the Kenyon family announce the passing of Larry on April 19, 2010 at the Ian Anderson House in Oakville at the age of 68 after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. He will be greatly missed by his beloved wife of 46 years Pat, his sons and their wives Randy and Tammy, Richard and Pamela. His three granddaughters Nicole, Paige and Samantha will miss their Papa dearly. Survived by his mother Gertrude, brothers and their wives Jim and Lois, Allen and Alys, sister Joy and husband Al. He was predeceased by his father John in 1991. Born January 13, 1942 in Brandon, Manitoba to Gertrude and John Kenyon. Married in 1963 to Pat Watson, moved to Winnipeg in 1966 and then Oakville in 1982. Larry dedicated his working life to The Bank of Nova Scotia for 39 years, and retired as Vice President in Commercial Credit. Larrys favorite pastime was golf which he passionately played in the US and Canada. Larry had a natural talent for pool, especially in his younger years in Brandon. Retirement was thoroughly enjoyed with cruises to Alaska, Hawaii and The Panama Canal. Stays in Florida, Palm Springs, and Arizona with friends and family were treasured and remembered. Larrys greatest achievement was his loving family for whom he was a proud husband, father, and grandfather. They will miss him dearly. Funeral service was held at Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens, Oakville, Ontario.
JOHNSTON: Arthur George Johnston, beloved husband of the late Margaret Johnston. Arthur died on May 6, 2010 at the Bren-Del-Win Lodge in Deloraine, Manitoba at the age of 92. A memorial service will be held on Monday, May 10, 2010 at the St. Andrew's Anglican Church in Deloraine, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be at the Del Win Cemetery in Deloraine, Manitoba. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Bren-Del-Win Lodge, or to a charity of own choice.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlnd.comSmith's Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements. (204) 747-2088.
HURST: Geraldine "Gerry". The death of Geraldine Hurst occurred at Grace Hospital in Winnipeg on April 11, 2010 at the age of 75 years. Gerry was born April 27, 1934 in Brandon and lived in Brandon until recently moving to Winnipeg. She attended school at St. Michael's Academy. While in Brandon she worked for Sutherland Agencies before moving to Montreal for a few years while Keith was completing his degree in dentistry. Once she had children she became a full time homemaker and raised her children. Her children always came first. She volunteered with the Brandon General Hospital and was an active volunteer in the community with agencies such as Heart and Stroke Foundation and MS Society. She loved her summers at the cottage in Clear Lake as well as her winter vacations with Keith and friends in Mexico. She believed in living life now. She was one of the greatest cooks. Everyone raved about her cooking, and some of her recipes were used by restaurants and she enjoyed having dinner parties. She had a great group of friends and she loved golfing, curling and playing bridge and cards around the table in Clear Lake. She especially enjoyed trips to the market gardens for fresh vegetables. Family meant everything to Gerry, she would do anything for her kids and she was very close to her sisters. They would get together daily and after Keith passed away her kids, sisters and friends were kept close to her heart. She was a spiritual person and was always a part of St. George's Church in Brandon. In the past few years, despite many setbacks in her health, she always kept a smile and was able to bounce back so she could go for walks through the Brandon Hills and along the riverbank trails. She walked every day. She was a one of a kind, selfless and caring individual. She was deeply loved by all and will be missed and never forgotten. She will live in our hearts forever. Gerry is survived by son Cam and daughter Barb, Gerry's sister Carol Barton of Medicine Hat, Nieces and nephews and their children. She is predeceased by her parents Harry and Agnes Hodgson, sisters Joyce Tait and Joanne Lacey, husband Keith Hurst and her daughter Patricia. We wish to acknowledge and thank Laverne Kasiurak, Colleen Seymour and Nancy Lacey for all their thoughtfulness and help they gave to mom over the years. The Funeral Service will be held at St George's Anglican Church, 1011 5th Street, on Friday, May 14, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Jim Brown officiating. A private interment will take place prior to the Funeral Service at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in Gerry's memory may be made to St George's Anglican Church, 1011 - 5th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 1C7.Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
FAFARD: It is with deep sadness and heart ache that we announce the death of Philippe Fafard, husband, dad, pépère, great-grandpépère, brother, uncle, friend and employer at the tender age of sixty-nine. Phil passed away on Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 at his home in St.Lazare, Manitoba surrounded by the family that he loved and who love him. Dad, Pépère succumbed to cancer after having fought courageously against a disease he knew he could not overcome. He fought the fight for almost six months and he refused to go quietly into the dark night. He was a fighter from the first day of diagnosis to the very end, he worked as hard as he could to maintain his dignity and to nurture his relationships. He never once asked for a miracle, he simply prayed for the strength and the courage to deal with what he was facing as well as some quality time to enjoy his family and friends. Phil was born in Ste.Marthe, Saskachewan on December 9th, 1940 to Léo and Julienne Fafard. He was fifth of 13 children, a large, loving and supportive family. He was educated in both Ste.Marthe and St.Lazare, Manitoba. On May 21st, 1963 he married the love of his life, Eugénie Whizoone Chartier in St.Lazare, Manitoba. They started their life together in Regina, Saskachewan where Phil worked for the RCMP as well as SGI insurance while Whiz raised their first three children. They moved back to St.Lazare in the fall of 1968 and lived there ever since. Their family grew by three more children and he was so very proud of each of his six kids as well as the fact that he was raising his family close to home surrounded by grand-parents, aunts, uncles and lots of cousins. After a couple different positions in St.Lazare, Phil started his career with PCS Rocanville Division as a Purchasing Agent. He stayed with the company for thirty years and was proud of the work he had done and of the relationships he had developed with people far and wide. In 2000, at the age of 60, Phil retired and turned to some of his many other interests such as golf, community, small motors repair and carpentry. He even attended Assiniboine Community College in Brandon, Manitoba where he improved his motors repair and woodworking skills. Always wanting to be challenged, he also began to develop his business skills when he became the proud owner of Place Fafard, the liquor and giftware store of St.Lazare. As an active member of the community he worked tirelessly on its improvement and its historical/economic development. Some of the positions he held were Deputy Mayor of St.Lazare, President of the local CDC (corporations de développement communautaire) and active member of CDEM (conseil de développement économiques des municipalités bilingues du Manitoba) . Projects that were dear to his heart were the opening of the Fort Ellice Interpretive Center, the Ptite Fourche park, the Fort Ellice site, the newly built baseball diamonds and the St.Lazare Church centennial, its history book and the new tabernacle in the summer of 2009. Phil was a very special man. He was a man of passion, passion for God, for people and for life. His faith, family and friends were important to him throughout his life and especially during his final six months. He was very proud of his wife, his children, their spouses and his 18 grand children and 1 great-grandchild. Cancer may have been stronger than you Dad but the legacy you have left is one we are very proud of. Phil leaves to mourn and celebrate his life, his wife of almost 47 years, Eugénie (Chartier) of St.Lazare, his eldest daughter Giselle Beaupré (Mark) of Killarney, his eldest son Phil II (Cathy) of Dauphin, Manitoba, his son Perry (Rhonda) of Kelowna, B.C., his daughter Zeta Mowbray (Daemon) of St.Lazare, his daughter Eve Shakotko (Jason) of Brandon and his youngest daughter Gabrielle Ferguson (Rob) of Winnipeg, 18 wonderful grandchildren, Genevieve Fafard (Jaret), Colin, Daniel Beaupré, Philip III, Cateline, Luke, Aimée Fafard, Taylor Fafard, Veronique, Benoît, Xavier, Raphaël Mowbray, Emmanuelle, Anique, Sébastien Shakotko, Zachary, Madelaine and Bella Ferguson, and his first great-grandchild, Colette Fafard-Lamb. He is also survived by his brothers Guy (Marie), Claude (Elaine), Joe (Alice) and Jacques (Odette), his sisters Lucille Tremblay (Billy), Marianne Tremblay, Colombe Chartier (Jean -Marc), Bernadette Tilley (Terry), Denise Calin (Percy) and Raelynn Amarillo (Herman) as well as many brothers and sisters in law, nieces, nephews and cousins. Philippe was predeceased by his Papa, Léo Fafard, his Maman, Julienne (Cantin) Fafard, his brother Bernard, his sister Colleen, his father in law, Reg Chartier, his mother in law, Jeanne (Huberdeau) Chartier and his brother in law, Bobby Tremblay. Prayers were held for Philippe at the St.Lazare Catholic Church on Sunday, April 11th, 2010 led by his good friend Deacon Conrad Plante. On Monday, April 12th, Labbé Michel Nault officiated a very lovely and meaningful funeral mass which was followed by Phils burial at the St.Lazare Cemetary. Pallbearers were Genevieve Fafard, Colin Beaupré, Daniel Beaupré, Philip Fafard, Cateline Fafard, Luke Fafard, Aimée Fafard, Veronique Mowbray and Benoit Mowbray. Funeral arrangements were taken care of by Braendle-Bruce Funeral Services in Russell. Memorial Donations can be made to the Russell and Area Palliative Care or to Cancer Care Manitoba. Phils family would like to extend very heart felt thanks to so many people who were part of his courageous journey this past six months: Dr. Petierse, Dr. Belgassum, Dr. Amalchy and ALL OF THE ANGELS at the Russell Health Center, you people have the gifts of compassion and kindness. The care dad received while in your facility was second to none and we are so very appreciative. Thanks to Dr. Harding and his very capable staff at Cancer Care in Winnipeg. Also, thank you Father Michel, Deacon Conrad, Father Leo and to each and every one of you who visited dad once or several times. These visits and conversations were dads lifeline and each one meant so much to him and to his family. Our home care helpers, Linda, Marianne, Bev and Sandra, thanks very much for coming into our home and assisting and supporting us as you did. Finally to the communities of St.Lazare, Birtle, Binscarth, Russell, Foxwarren, Ste.Marthe and Rocanville, to family, friends, neighbors and community members, your prayers, good wishes, food, flowers and support have been touching, overwhelming and have meant so so much! Merci beaucoup du fond de nos coeurs!Bye Dad, from all of us down here, to you (and your beloved family members) up there: We miss you, thanks for everything, your passion for God, for people and for life but especially for the unconditional love you shared with us!
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