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KINNEY: Clifford Roy Kinney, November 24, 1917 - December 12, 2009. With family at his side Cliff passed away peacefully at the Golden Prairie Nursing Home, Indian Head, Saskatchewan on December 12, 2009 after a lengthy illness. He was born in Brandon, Manitoba, on November 24, 1917. He attended school in Brookdale, Manitoba and farmed there until 1973. Dad took a special interest and leadership roles in all aspects of community life including church, school, and community club. It was there that he joined the Masonic Lodge in 1941. His community involvement continued in Indian Head where he added the Hospital Foundation, Indian Head Housing Authority, Meals on Wheels, and helping seniors attend to various medical appointments to his special interest list. He became a Shriner at age 85. In Indian Head he worked at the PFRA tree nursery as head gardener until his retirement. Dad was an avid golfer and curler. He loved family gatherings and loved to participate in the many family activities with his children and grandchildren. Cliff is survived by his children, Douglas (Gail), their children Garnet (Christina), Craig (Clare), and Brett (Krista); Ruth Clarkson (Dennis) and their son Devin; Grant Crookshanks (Helen Irwin) and their children Sarah and Rebecca; Neil Crookshanks ( Lee Ann Forsythe) and their children Dylan and Bree: and Lloyd Crookshanks (Lynn) and their children Jessica and Adam. He had three great grand children Cole, Catryn and Ryan Kinney as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his first wife Mary in 1964, his second wife Leila in 2001, and seven siblings. The funeral service will be held Monday, December 14, 2009 in St Andrew's United Church, Indian Head, Saskatchewan. The interment will be at the Brookdale Cemetery, Brookdale, Manitoba, Tuesday, December 15 at 1:30 p.m. Flowers are gratefully declined. If desired, donations may be sent to Indian Head Hospital Foundation, Box 111, Indian Head, Saskatchewan, S0G 2K0. Arrangements in care of Tubman Cremation and Funeral Services. Indian Head, (1-800-667-8962).
POLLON: Gordon Pollon beloved husband of Katherine, of Ditch Lake, Manitoba passed away on December 10, 2009 at the Minnedosa Health Centre at the age of 79 years. Memorial Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the Erickson Legion Hall Erickson, Manitoba. A private family graveside will take place at the Clanwilliam Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Minnedosa Palliative Care Service. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868
SEITZ: Monica Seitz (née Zimmerman) passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on December 8, 2009 at the age of 96 years. Born April 13, 1913 in Odessa, Saskatchewan. She married George Seitz and moved with her young family to Brandon, Manitoba in 1942. She was a devoted member of St. Augustine's Parish and for the past seven years, has continued to participate in the weekly Mass at her residence at Fairview Home. She was a 60 year member of the Catholic Women's League. Her deep faith sustained her through the loss of her three young sons Gerald (1953), Donald (1959) and Robert (1963); husband George (1998) and by her nine siblings that she adored. She was precise and meticulous in her work and in her appearance. She did not like her hands to be idle and was known for her sewing (Barbie clothes to wedding gown), knitting, crocheting, petit point and over 40 hand stitched quilts that she lovingly gave to family and friends. Survived by son Frank (Linda) and daughter Sherry (Mike) Hayward. Grandchildren: Sandi Thibault, Robert (Christine), Rhonda (Bryan), Ryan (Amber), Lana (Gerald) and Maegan; nine great grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and their families and by the Bernadette Ferguson family who always held a special place in her heart. Prayers will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Mr. Deacon John MacKenzie officiating. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, on Monday, December 14, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Dominic Yuen as Celebrant. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Monica may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Westman Office, 42 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B2.
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PICKERING: Rhoda (Dolly) Pickering of Brandon, passed away peacefully at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at the age of 97 years. In keeping with Dolly’s wishes, cremation will take place with a memorial service to be held at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 403 – 13th Street, Brandon, MB on Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with The Very Rev. Robin Walker officiating. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, donations may be made to a charity of their choice. Complete obituary information to follow. Messages of condolence may be placed at
PEACOCK: Ken Peacock of Birtle, Manitoba passed away on December 8, 2009 at the Russell District Health Centre at the age of 49 years. The funeral service will be held on Monday, December 14, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. from the Birtle United Church with Rev. Heather Robbins officiating. Interment to follow in the Birtle Cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Birtle United Church Memorial Fund or a charity of one’s choice.
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Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell are in care of arrangements. (204) 773-2747.
MOORE: Fay (née Smith), passed away suddenly at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on December 10, 2009. Fay was born in Hamiota, MB in 1931. She married R. Glen Moore in 1957. Fay is survived by her husband Glen, daughter Kathy (Kim) Roberts of Ottawa; granddaughter Alison, grandson Ian and brother Barry Smith. She was predeceased by her sister, Berle. A memorial service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, December 14, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. immediately followed by a reception at the Central United Church Auditorium, 327-8th Street. Rev. Shannon McCarthy will officiate. A private family service will be held at the Brandon Cemetery Columbarium prior to the service. Flowers are gratefully declined.
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McMILLAN: Margaret Isabelle McMillan, (October 5, 1921 – November 27, 2009). It is with heartfelt sorrow that we announce the passing of Margaret Isabelle McMillan (Milne) of Waskada at the age of 88 - our dear Mom, Grandma, friend and neighbor Margaret was born at Carlyle, Saskatchewan on October 5, 1921. She came to work in Manitoba and it was there that she met Don McMillan. They married in March 7, 1946 and lived on the McMillan home farm for over 40 years. They raised three children and after Don’s death in 1987 she remained on the farm, which she loved, until moving into Waskada in 2000. Strong, independent and full of energy – that was Marg! She touched the lives of many, young and old alike. She will be well remembered for her love and dedication to her family and friends. A real passion for Margaret was curling. She played and skipped for years right up to the “Silver Bells” and the “Golden Gals” bonspiels. She loved attending curling events. She and her sister, Jean, went to many national and international bonspiels (Scotland, Germany, Switzerland, and Sweden) and were known as the “Mad Hatters” as they always carried an extra suitcase full of outrageous hats. A different set of hats for each draw. She was always up for a game of euchre, canasta, “Phase 10” or dominoes and was known for playing cards well into the night. This time for friendship and family fun were very dear to her. Gathering with friends and sharing stories and laughs kept her so “young at heart”. Margaret showed her love to all through her wonderful cooking, quilting, and knitting. Everyone loved Grandma’s buns, butter tarts, yo-yo cookies, shortbread, sour cream pies, homemade soups and stews. You could be sure that all the favorites were ready for serving when family and friends came home for visits. Each grandchild recently received an afghan lovingly knitted by Grandma. Her quilting skills were superb and she enjoyed the weekly fellowship with her Waskada Quilters. One of her greatest enjoyments was reading the local history books – knowing where people lived and their family connections. She could recall details and events without fail. She always took such an interest in her community which is shown in the many scrapbooks carefully clipped and assembled of events and celebrations in the area. Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Don in 1987. She will be lovingly missed by Donna and Doug Adams (Salmon Arm), Murray and Gloria McMillan(Brandon), Bryce and Lorna McMillan (Carmel, Indiana) Much loved grandmother of Angie (Bermuda), Brad and Luda (Russia), Steve (Brandon), Jana and Jason (Calgary), Dan (Brandon), Triston (Tokyo), Curtis (Waskada) and Michael (Winnipeg). A funeral Service was held on Friday, December 4th at the United Church in Waskada. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Waskada Cemetery Fund, the Waskada United Church or the charity of choice.
MARKLE: Kenneth (Ken) James Markle passed away at his home in Brandon on Thursday, December 03, 2009 at the age of 79. A family memorial service was held at the Brockie? Donovan Chapel, Brandon on December 5, 2009. Ken was born to James and Alice Markle in Carberry, MB and later the family moved to Brandon. In 1949, he married V. Jean Markle (née Barr). He owned Comfort Craftsman Plumbing and Heating in Brandon for many years, later he joined the Province of Manitoba Housing Authority from which he retired. In 1997, he moved to Winnipeg where he volunteered and enjoyed good health. Ken was a Mason, a member and past President of the Brandon Shrine Club and he was in the car patrol and the pipes and drums. Ken was predeceased by his parents and one sister, Ruth Rose. He is survived by his three children: son Ron (Deborah) Markle, daughters Barbara (Mike) Hall and Linda Meyer; four grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; his sister Helen (Glen) Ryan of Winnipeg and brother-in-law, George Rose. Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7 or Manitoba Lung Association, 8-940 Princess Ave., Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 0P6, in his honor. Messages of condolence may be placed at
KUZYK: Michael (Mickey) Steve, of Brandon, Manitoba, passed away at Rideau Park Personal Care Home, on December 6, 2009, at 87 years of age. Mickey was born at Shoal Lake, Manitoba on October 23, 1922. At 12 years of age he started as a carpenter’s apprentice for his step father, Tom. He joined the Canadian Army with Saskatoon Light Infantry (on the Mortar Crew) WWII, serving in North Africa, Italy and the Netherlands. He worked as a carpenter until his retirement at 65 years of age. Mickey looked forward to summer weekends to head to any camp ground and enjoy the outdoors with his family. Survived by his wife of 60 years, Nancy, children Rick, Dianna, Deb and Terry, four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Also survived by two sisters Mary and Sally and Brother Walt, numerous nieces and nephews. Father was cremated and his wishes will be carried out by family at a later date. Special thanks to all the staff at Rideau Park Personal Care Home for their care of Dad during his time there. Thanks also to Dr.’s Visser, Norman and Ho.
KRAWCHUK: Stanley Krawchuk of Brandon and formerly of Elphinstone passed away on Friday, December 4, 2009, at the Brandon Regional Health Centre, at the age of 83 years. Stanley is survived by one brother: Nick Krawchuk of Winnipeg; two sisters: Joyce Collins of Winnipeg and Chris Dmyterko of Florida. A private funeral service will be held. Interment will take place in the Rivers Cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to Ride For Life (Horod), Elphinstone, Manitoba or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.
HUNTER: Glen E. "Rodney" Hunter of Grand Valley Road passed away on December 8, 2009 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. During his early years, Glen attended David Livingstone Elementary School, Earl Oxford Junior High and Neelin High School. After high school, Glen worked at Labatt's Brewery while farming at the same time. He left the Brewery to work fulltime on the family farm and continued until his health deteriorated in 2001. Glen loved the farm and the life associated with it. He respected the land and people who farmed alongside him. He especially enjoyed seeding and harvest time. Glen would spend many hours touring on country roads checking the crops. Glen was also an active member of the Sokol Hall and a member of the 180 Dart Club. He enjoyed many activities at the Sokol Hall whether it was the Grey Cup or Polka days. Glen was an avid baseball player in his younger years. Glen married Mimi Howitt and settled on the Hunter Farm on the Grand Valley Road. Together they raised three sons who were taught to respect and to be responsible for one another, and whatever they chose to do each day should make a positive difference in someone's life. The boys were very devoted to their parents. During the last years of Glen's life, Glen showed strength, courage and perseverance in dealing with his health. Glen is survived by his wife Mimi, sons Mark, Dean, Jeff (Dena). He will be greatly missed by his five grandsons, Brock, Patrick, Clint, Brett and Cash. "Pops" had a special place in his heart for his grandsons. He is also survived by his sister, Shirley (Al) MacLeod of Toronto, brother Lorne (Louise) of Brandon, sisters-in-law Dorothy Hunter of Virden, Jean Hunter of Souris, Diane (Don) Byers of Erickson and many nieces and nephews. Glen was predeceased by his parents, Dave and Dorothy Hunter, brothers Don Hunter of Souris, and KeithHunter of Virden. Glen will be tremendously missed by his family and many friends. In keeping with Glen's wishes, cremation has taken place. No funeral ceremony will be held. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Glen to a charity of choice.Expressions of sympathy may be made at Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
GRANT: Frances Emily Grant 1918 – 2009. It is with deep sadness that the family announces the sudden death of Frances Emily Grant on November 20, 2009, in her 92nd year. Frances will be lovingly remembered by her daughters Catherine Noton and Patricia Grant-Bloxom; sons-in-law Mark Noton and Bob Bloxom; grandchildren Charles and Steven Noton; Grant, Jacqueline and Caitlin Bloxom; along with many nieces and nephews. Frances was predeceased by her husband Alfred, son David and her granddaughter Jane Noton. She was also predeceased by two brothers, Arnold and Finlay, and four sisters, Elsie Smith, Gwen Curtis, Marguerite Reid and Bernice Scott. Frances was the sixth of seven children born to Mary Emily and Charles Gerdis on the family farm in Regent Manitoba on February 2, 1918. She received her education in the Wapaha District and graduated from the St. Boniface Hospital as a Registered Nurse in 1941. After graduation, Frances worked at the St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg and then at the Ninette Sanitorium. She moved to Portland Oregon and worked in an Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic before joining the United States Army in 1943 as a flight nurse based in Randolph Field, Texas. Upon discharge, she returned home and nursed at the Souris Memorial Hospital. Her life was enriched when she met and later married the love of her life, Dr. Alfred Malcolm Grant. They had a wonderful partnership until Alfred passed away in 2001. Frances was a loving, caring mother and active supporter of community events in Souris. She co-founded the kindergarten and school band programs and worked many volunteer hours with the figure skating club. After their children were raised, she worked with her husband, Alfred, as an office receptionist at the Souris Medical Centre for 15 years. Upon retirement, she and Alfred became a snowbirds vacationing with their friends in Florida and California. She delighted in her bridge games and all the people with whom she played over her lifetime. Frances also enjoyed her yard and her flower gardens and always looked forward to socializing with her friends and neighbours. Her dance card was always full. The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Cram and the Nurses at the Souris Hospital for the care that their mom received. If friends so wish, donations in memory of Frances may be made to the charity of their choice. A celebration of life was held on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at the St. Paul's United Church in Souris with Rev. Mark Murray of the St. Luke's Anglican Church officiating. Interment was at the Rosewood Memorial Gardens in Brandon.
CLELLAND: Violet Roseline Clelland passed away peacefully at the Bren-Del-Win Lodge in Deloraine on November 25, 2009. Vi was born on September 21, 1920 to parents William and Cecilia Beedie in the R. M. of Winchester. Vi was raised on the family farm in the Hazeldean area. She married Ed Clelland on August 1, 1940. Ed and Vi settled in the Grove district until the family moved to Deloraine in 1955. Vi’s interests included music, gardening, following the local sports teams (especially when her sons were involved) and being a valued member of the Royal Canadian Legion Auxiliary. Vi truly enjoyed her last nine years as a resident of Bren-Del-Win Lodge thanks to the caring staff. Vi was predeceased by her husband Ed, her son Allan, her parents William and Cecilia and her brother Bill. She is survived by her sister Robina, brother Jim, hers sons: Roy (Karen), Bob (Kathy) and Gary (Debbie), grandchildren: Carla (Craig), Monica, Darcy (Claire), Julie (Rob), Tara (Jared), Krista (Lorin), Jason (Katie), great-grandchildren: Wyatt, Lucas, Carson and Colton and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Vi’s life was held on Monday, November 20, 2009 at Smith’s Funeral Home Chapel in Deloraine, Manitoba with Reverend Jeri Byornson officiating. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #83 Auxiliary, Deloraine, Manitoba.
FUNNELL: Mary Alexandra Funnell passed away peacefully at the age of 82 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on November 29th, 2009. Mary was born on the family farm near Rapid City, Manitoba to George and Marion Greig on February 13th, 1927. She was the youngest of her two sisters, Bessie and Margaret. She attended school at Rapid City and later moved to Minnedosa. Mary worked at the local drug store; this is where she met Leonard Funnell whom she later married on November 12th, 1952. Mary and Leonard later moved to Brandon and raised three children, Linda, Gary and Donna. Mary was an exceptional homemaker, as she was a great cook, loved sewing and above all was an avid gardener. Mary loved the outdoors and she always enjoyed the company of a pet in the house. Mary worked at Valleyview Care Centre as well as Hillcrest Place for many years. Mary participated in the LWML of Grace Lutheran Church where she was a member since the 1960's. Mary was very proud of her grandchildren and was always happy to spend time with them. She was predeceased by her parents George and Marion Greig, husband Leonard, sister Bessie, and granddaughter Lindsay. She is survived by her sister Margaret Shanks, daughter Linda, son Gary (Dana), daughter Donna (Laurie) and grandchildren, Geoff Clark, Carson Funnell, Randy, Stacy and Jamie Cousin and extended family. The funeral service was held at Grace Lutheran Church, Friday December 4th 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Pallbearers were Bud Haberman, Rick Linski, Bruce Pentney, Harvey Stanger, and grandchildren Randy, Stacy and Jamie Cousin. Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Mary may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3, 824-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7 or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, B-727 10th Street Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G7. Expressions of sympathy may be made at Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
EVANS: Peacefully at the Health Sciences Centre on Tuesday, December 8, 2009, Ms. Rena Evans of Swan Lake, Manitoba passed away at the age of 52 years. She leaves to mourn her passing her siblings: Joan (Laurie) Teichrow, Doug (Debbie) Evans, Murray Evans and Jim Clemis. She also leaves to mourn her nieces and nephews: Aaron (Stephanie), Derek, David, Matthew (Raeval), Tina (Dennis), Jeremiah (Andrea), Kristina and Stephanie; 10 great nieces and nephews and many relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her parents George and Minnie Evans. In respect with Rena’s wishes a private family graveside service will be held. The Family invites everyone to a Memorial Luncheon at the Swan Lake Community Hall on Monday, December 14, 2009 at 12:15 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lupus Society of Manitoba 105-386 Broadway Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 3R6 (942-6825). Adam’s Funeral Home of Notre Dame, Manitoba in care of arrangements. 248-2201 or 1-888-400-2326.
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