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HAMMOND: Merlin More Hammond age 84 beloved husband of Iris passed away at the Deloraine Health Centre on January 2, 2012. A memorial service in his honour will be held on Saturday January 7, 2012 at 2:00pm in the Harvest Community Church. A private family interment will follow at the Del-Win Cemetery. Donations in memory of Merlin may be made to the Kidney Foundation; Unit 1-452 Dovercourt Drive Winnipeg, MB, R3Y 1G4 or to a charity of your own choice. Online condolences can be made at www. wheatlandfs.comSmiths Funeral Home (204)747-2088.
GRANT: William George Grant (Bill) passed away peacefully at the Minnedosa Hospital, Minnedosa MB, at the age of 73 on Friday, December 30, 2011. Bill is survived by his wife of 42 years, Yvonne; daughter, Brenda; sons, Greg and Gordon; and grandchildren, Danny, Jenica, Justin Jessica and Juliann. The Funeral service will be held at the Rapid City Legion Hall, Rapid City, MB on Monday, January 9, 2012 at 2:00 pm. Rev. Barbara Jardine officiating. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3 - 824 18th Street, Brandon MB R7A 5B7.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.Grant
IRWIN: Passed away at the Deer Lodge Centre, Winnipeg Manitoba, on Thursday December 29, 2011 at the age of 91 years, Lloyd Joseph Irwin of Winnipeg, formerly of Belmont Manitoba. Lloyd is survived by his son Chris (Katherine) of Belmont, his only grandson Robbie and wife Pam and by his great granddaughters Sarah and Emma, all of Edmonton, Alberta, as well as his sister Iva Shaw of Killarney, Manitoba. Funeral Service will be held in the Knox United Church, Belmont, on Wednesday January 4, 2012 at 2:00 pm with Phyllis Mulligan officiating. Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery, Belmont. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Lloyd’s memory to the Strathcona Historical Society (Museum), c/o Helen Delorme, Belmont, Manitoba R0K 0C0. The family would like to thank Deer Lodge management, Nursing and Support Staff of 2 West, 2 South, Tower 6 for making his stay a memorable one full of happiness and a sense of belonging over the past nine years. Finally 3 East, it’s management, Nursing and support staff making his final days comfortable and pain free. Also his companion Joey whom he looked forward to her visit, they tease and tell stories.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Services, Willmor Chapel, of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
GORDON:  Charles Walter Gordon, beloved husband of Betty died at the Victoria Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba on December 30, 2011 at the age of 73.  A memorial service in his honour will be held Friday, January 6th, 2012 at 2:00 pm in the Deloraine United Church Deloraine, Manitoba.  Interment will take place at the Del-Win Cemetery following the service.Messages of condolence may be made at www.wheatlandfs.comSmith's Funeral Home Ltd. Ph:(204)747-2088
BRYANT: Muriel May Bryant, beloved wife of the late Reginald Bryant and mother of Bob, Eleanor (Raymond) Airey, Ron (Vicki), Donna (George) Wilkins, Faye (Greg) Little; passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, Manitoba, on Friday, December 30, 2011 at 95 years of age. A service to celebrate Muriel’s life will be held at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Miniota, Manitoba, on Friday, January 6, 2012 at 2:00 PM with interment following in the Miniota Cemetery. Following the interment a time of fellowship and refreshment will take place at the Miniota Community Centre. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Muriel’s memory to the Hamiota Palliative Care Suite, c/o Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, Manitoba, R0M 0T0.
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Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with arrangements. (866) 620-2744
BELL: Mabel Elizabeth Bell, beloved wife of Earl, passed away Saturday, December 31st, 2011 at the Tri-Lake Health Centre at the age of 94.  A memorial service in her honour will be held Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 at 2:00 pm in the Killarney United Church, Killarney, Manitoba.  Interment to follow at the Killarney Cemetery Killarney, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Mabel can be made to Elks Purple Cross Fund #100-2629 29th Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 2N9 or to the Killarney Foundation Killarney, Manitoba. Messages of condolence can be made at  
Killarney Boissevain Funeral Home Ltd. (204)-523-7791
BROMLEY: Gretta Mae Bromley, beloved wife of the late Cliff Bromley, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, December 30, 2011 at the age of 89 years. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. Interment will take place at a later date in the Roseville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Gretta may be made to the St. James Anglican Church Memorial Fund, Box 279, Rivers, Manitoba, R0K 1X0. Complete obituary information to follow.
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WILL: Reginald John Will, beloved husband of Margerie Will, of Elkhorn, Manitoba, passed away at Elkwood Manor on Friday, December 23, 2011 at the age of 84 years. Funeral services will be held from Trinity United Church - Elkhorn at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 2, 2012 with Marianne Olfrey officiating. Interment will be in Elkhorn Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Elkwood Manor Auxiliary Remembrance Fund in memory of Reg.Email messages of condolence or sign the online Book of Condolence at carscaddenfuneralchapel.comG. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
WILKINSON: Dorothy Jean (nee Parker). April 25, 1933 - December 25, 2011. After a brief illness, Dorothy peacefully went to be with her Lord in Heaven on December 25, 2011. She is survived, deeply loved and missed by her five children, daughters Kathy (Larry) Heffernan of Airdrie, AB, Carole (Ken) Saviak of Calgary, AB, and Marleen (Dan) Meier of Tisdale, SK, and sons David of Brooks, and Sean of Medicine Hat. She is also loved and remembered fondly by her nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Dorothy was predeceased by her beloved husband of 50 years, Henry Wilkinson in 2002, her mother Eleanor and her father Clarence. Born April 25, 1933 in Welwyn, SK and raised in Moosomin, SK. Dorothy was the third oldest in the Parker family of thirteen siblings. Her greatest passion in life was in caring for babies and children, and she served as a Foster Parent for the Province of Alberta for nearly 30 years, and also as a babysitter and Nana for many other children. Her wide collection of fine porcelain and vinyl dolls was a great source of enjoyment and pride for her, paying testament to her love of little ones. In respect to her personal wishes, a private family service will be held at a later date. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: subject heading: Dorothy Wilkinson, or you may visit and leave a message of condolence. Arrangements are by the Pattison Funeral Home And Crematorium, 540 South Railway St. S.E, Medicine Hat, T1A 2V6. Please call 1-866-526-2214 for further information.
WHITE: Janet “Marlene” White. In Winnipeg, December 27th, 2011. Marlene was the beloved wife of Drury who predeceased her in 1997 and loving mother of son Allen and partner Simonne, and daughter Vicky and husband Peter. She leaves to cherish her memory six grandchildren, Tricia, Tara, Danielle, Alain, Randy, and Drury; two great-grandchildren Hailey and Cameron; brother Barrie and partner Hazel; and many, many, wonderful friends with whom she shared her love and her life both in Manitoba where she was born and raised and in Sacramento, California where she lived and worked for many years. Spunk –toughness, boldness, guts - with passion. ‘Spunky’ is the one word that has been used to describe Marlene repeatedly and with good reason. She lived a spirited life with determination, courage and braveness in everything she undertook and every challenge she faced. From her meager beginnings in general retail after raising her children to accomplished gemologist of the highest regard, there was nothing that she could not accomplish once she set her mind to it. Marlene was never just interested in something, she immersed herself (and sometimes Drury too) in it. From New Orleans Jazz music where they would go every year to the Sacramento Jazz Festival to not only enjoy the music but volunteer, or losing her voice from cheering on the Sacramento Kings basketball team, or taking courses as a part of the commitment to being a (volunteer) condominium board director, or knowing every detail of a collector T-Bird or Corvette on the Barrett Jackson auction, nothing was ever half-baked. Although there were many, it was not so much the accomplishments that people admired, but the resolve, dedication, and enthusiastic style that was uniquely, Marlene. One dear friend said, “I want to be thought of as Marlene White is thought of…. and conduct myself in her manner”. I’m sure of all her successes, this honour would be the most cherished, and something that she taught us all to strive for. Special thanks to Linda Davidson and Dr. Marshall Pitz at Cancer Care Manitoba for their compassionate care and friendship. Consider yourselves ‘danced’. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation or Cancer Care Manitoba. Private family interment will be held January 3rd at Chapel Lawn. For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit our website. Chapel Lawn. www.chapellawn.mb.ca204-885-9715.
TEGG: Beatrice. Bea passed away at Fairview Home on Tuesday, December 27, 2011, age 89 years. She is survived by her daughter Delores (Pat) Barnes, granddaughter Nancy; son Eric (Julie) Tegg, grandchildren Kristi and Jeffrey (Jennifer); her dear sisters Isabelle Humeston and Joyce Stewart; numerous relatives and friends. She was predeceased by Walter, her husband of 54 years. Mum was a lifelong member of St. Mary's Anglican Church, and took much comfort from her faith. A graveside service will be held in the Spring, notification to follow at a later date. Thank you to her many caregivers over the last few months of her life. A very Special Thank You to her dear friend Glenda Lee Hanslip, who helped Mum in so many ways. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary's Anglican Church 401 - 1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2W8.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
LAPKO: Tiiu N. Lapko July 22,1936 - December 23, 2011. Tiiu was born in Estonia and came to Canada as a young girl after WW2. Her wartime experiences affected her deeply. Tiiu did not trudge along doing what other people told her to do. She was not a cog in the wheel, but looked at life, and lived it, on her own terms. Determined and stubborn, she would persevere until she got her way. In an interview with the Brandon Sun in 2005 Tiiu described success as: ”Being able to do what I want to do, when I want to do it, and to manage to be independent. Independence is very dear to my heart.” Shy and quiet, with a sense of humour, she was a walker well known in Brandon, a lover of nature and animals, and of her family. Tiiu had a rich private life. She pursued her interests with a passion and volunteered for a number of charitable organizations. She tirelessly served her community and her church. In 2005, she was a recipient of the Mayor’s Volunteer Award for Community Service. She was creative and artistic as demonstrated by her intricate needlepoint and knitting. She was liberal in her views and spoke up readily against racism and prejudice. She loved all things Estonian and was very proud of her heritage. She was kind to her niece and nephews and always brought them thoughtful indulgences. Her many blood donations inspired her nephew, Troy, to give blood on a regular basis. She taught her nephew Scott, how to needlepoint and also gave him his first cigarette! Her niece, Rebecca, described her as someone who loved the innocents of the world; she understood children and animals like no other adult. Our gratitude goes out to the staff on the 5th floor at Fairview Home for their care, compassion and kindness to Tiiu in her final years. A special thank you to Marsha Kontzie, who maintained a bedside vigil until Tiiu’s family was able to drive across the prairies to say good-bye. She leaves to mourn Alexander, Alexandra, Katrin, Linda, Peter and families. A memorial service will be held in the summer of 2012.
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GIBBONS: Gregory Brian, (January 19, 1953 – December 25, 2011). Greg left this earth for heaven on Christmas Night after a wonderful time with friends and having spent time on the phone visiting with his family in New Brunswick and the Yukon. Christmas was Greg’s favorite day of the year, so how fitting it is that God opened the gates to heaven for Greg on Christmas Night. A celebration of Greg’s life will take place on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, 332 – 8th Street, Brandon, Manitoba. A gathering will follow in the Brockie Donovan Reception room where friends and people Greg enjoyed, appreciated and whom he touched in many different ways, can share some of his stories, poems and life experiences. For all that knew Greg, he was quite a character and he so enjoyed and appreciated people in a very warm and special way. If friends desire, donations in memory of Greg may be made to Canadian Mental Health Association, Manitoba, Westman Region, 23-12th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A, 4L6. (204) 727-5425, Email:
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HAMILTON: It is with great sadness that the family of William “Billy” Arthur Hamilton announce his sudden passing on Friday, December 16, 2011 at age 40 years. Billy will be dearly missed by his beloved fiancé, Stacie Clark, his children Hayden and Payton Hamilton and Emily and Spencer Kraft, his parents Bill and Marg Hamilton, his sisters Nancy Dane (Brent), Colleen Funk (Ron), Barb Howe (Brian) and Karen Bouverat (Bob), his father-in-law and mother-in-law Dwight and Marilyn Clark, his sister-in-law Katie Wood (Derek), brother-in-law Troy Clark (Michelle) and many nieces and nephews. Billy was born on May 11, 1971, was raised in Brandon and was truly a Brandon boy at heart. Following in his father's footsteps, he trained as a welder and founded Hamilton Iron, working side by side with his Dad. Billy loved to golf, play and coach youth hockey and was a loyal ChicagoBlackhawks fan. Deeply proud of his Irish heritage, a highlight of his life was a trip to Ireland with his Dad and sister Barb a few years ago. Billy was a loving, committed father to his children. His fiancé, Stacie Clark, brought joy and love to his life and he was looking forward to their future together. Billy was a loyal son, devoted brother, favorite uncle and was the centre of our family. Billy's circle of friends was wide, and his legendary sense of humor brought joy and laughter to all who knew him. Simply said, to know Billy was to love him. We rejoice in the fact that Billy is with his Father in heaven now, as his faith was strong and his trust was steadfast in the Lord. The Hamilton and Clark/Kraft families wish to thank all of ourfamily and friends for the love and support shown to us at the passing of our beloved Billy. Your kindness and thoughtfulness was greatly appreciated. Thank you to those strangers present who stepped forward and tried to help us and assist Billy-we will be forever grateful for your courage. A service to celebrate Billy's life was held on Thursday, December 22, 2011 at McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church. For friends who wish, donations may be made in Billy's memory to Kidsport, Sport Manitoba, #146 340 9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 6C2.
May the road rise to meet youMay the wind be always at your backMay the sun shine warm upon your faceAnd rains fall soft upon your fieldsAnd until we meet again BillyMay God hold you in the palm of His hand.
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Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
BAKER: Ivy May, 101 years, beloved wife of the late Cecil Baker, died in Souris, Manitoba on Thursday, December 29, 2011. Memorial service will be held at the Fellowship Club, 21 Crescent Avenue W. Souris, Manitoba on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be held in Victoria, B.C. at a later date. In lieu of flowers, in memory of Ivy, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
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