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BRIDGEMAN:Thomas (Tom) Frederick Bridgeman, beloved husband of the late Jean Bridgeman and father of Ron (Sandi), Garry (Grace), Brian (Lottie), Cameron (Louise); passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 82 years of age. Funeral service will be held at Campbell Funeral Chapel, Hamiota, MB, on Monday, September 27, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with interment following in the Oak River Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tom’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415 1st St, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8 or to a charity of one’s choice. Messages of condolence to the family can be sent at Complete obituary to follow on Saturday. Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of arrangements. (866)620-2744.
COX: Kathleen Edith “Kay” Cox of Brandon passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at the age of 91 years. A Memorial Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, September 24, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. David Cathcart of Knox United Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Kay may be made to the Knox United Church Memorial Fund, 451-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5A9. Complete obituary information to follow. Messages of condolence may be placed at
DAVIS: Edwin Ross Davis 1931-2010. Ed Davis passed away peacefully on Sept. 19, 2010. Edwin (Ed) was born in Matsqui, B.C. on March 22, 1931. Educated in New Westminister, and Vancouver, B.C. Ed later attended Calgary Tech where he took his plumbing and gas fitting trade. Ed was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force, and later worked at other jobs in Flin Flon, Manitoba, and Grande Prairie, Alberta. In 1956, Ed met and married Elsie Dowhan, of Flin Flon, Manitoba who was teaching in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Five years later, they returned to Manitoba where Ed was hired by Inco (Vale). Ed was a Maintenance Foreman and Planner, and continued to work, and raise a family in Thompson until his retirement in 1991, when he and Elsie moved to Brandon Manitoba. During his lifetime, Ed strongly believed in community service and belonged to numerous organizations as Kinsmen, Masons, Shriners, Kiwanis. Ed loved sports especially golf, curling, basketball and baseball. He excelled at these sports and was an avid player with the Grande Prairie Athletics, Thompson Golf Club, Burntwood Curling Club, Glen Lea Golf Club, Wheat City Golf Club, and the Brandon Curling Club. While curling in Brandon, Ed's Masters Team won the Masters Curling Championship for Manitoba in 1994 and 1995. Ed was an all-around athlete. He is honored in the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame as a team member of the Thompson Reds. Ed is survived by his wife Elsie, daughter Kim Fraser (Rick), sons, Kelly Davis (Debbie) Lance Davis (Sherry) and Lee Davis (Karen), grandchildren, Richard Fraser (Marla), Matthew Fraser (Nicole]), Lyndsey Menard (Kris), Stephanie Davis (Al), Tyler Davis (Jenilee), Tennille Davis, Maddy Davis, Eric, Jack, and Brett Davis, also great grandchildren, Taylor and Georgia Fraser, Nieces, Nicole (Michael), and Jaime (partner). Other survivors include his brother Dennis Davis, sisters-in-law Marie Davis, Janet Beattie (Murray), Bernice Sapach (Vic), and brothers-in-law, Marve Dowhan (Del) and Bill Dowhan, also numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Ed was predeceased by his father, Oswald Davis, his mother, Louise, his step-mother, Winnie, sister, Carol, brother, Gordon, also his niece Karla Dowhan, and nephew Ricky Dowhan.
He will be dearly missed by all of his family and friends.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, September 24th, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church, 327 4th Street, Brandon, Manitoba. If so wished, donations may be made to the Brandon Regional Hospital, Cancer Care Program.
HENRY: Doris E. Henry of Oak River, Manitoba, beloved wife of the late Sam Henry and sister of Dorothy Taylor and Don (Margaret) Simms; passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, Manitoba on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 89 years of age. A service to celebrate her life will be held at the Oak River United Church, Oak River, Manitoba on Friday, September 24, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with interment following in the White Bank Lea Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Doris’s memory to the Oak River United Church Memorial Fund, Oak River, Manitoba, R0K 1T0 or to a charity of one’s choice. Messages of condolence can be sent at Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota in care of arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
HORBAL: The death of Helen Edna Horbal (nee Reimer) occurred on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at the age of 76. Helen is survived by husband Mitchell and son Paul of Brandon; four brothers and one sister all of Winnipeg. She was predeceased by her parents Henry and Lena Reimer. Born in Winkler on August 25, 1934, she attended Schanzenfeld School and later Brooklands School in Winnipeg. In Winnipeg Helen was employed by Sanford and Evans and then Scott-Bathgate of Winnipeg. Helen married Mitchell Horbal at Weston Gospel Church in Winnipeg and their family was complete when their son Paul was born. Helen was a stay at home mom who enjoyed teaching Sunday School, assisting in the church office and volunteered with Brownies. The Funeral Service will be held at Bethel Christian Assembly, 440 Richmond Avenue, on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 11:00 am, with viewing one hour prior to the service. Pastor Mike Davis will officiate. Pallbearers will be Jim Reimer, John Reimer, Ed Reimer, Abe Reimer, Rick Funk and Wes Funk. Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Bethel Christian Assembly Memorial Fund, 440 Richmond Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6E9. Expressions of sympathy may be made Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
LEMOINE: Rosalie Lemoine of St. Lazare, Manitoba passed away on September 18, 2010 at the Russell District Health Centre at the age of 53 years. Prayers will be said Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. from the St. Lazare Roman Catholic Church. The funeral mass will be held on Friday, September 24, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. from the St. Lazare Roman Catholic Church. Interment to follow in the St. Lazare Cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Sunroom Project, Russell & Area Palliative Care.Messages of condolence may be emailed to Funeral Service of Russell, Manitoba in care of arrangements. (204) 773-2747.
WOLOSKI: Linda Lou Helen Woloski (Nee Crabbe), November 2, 1949 - September 18, 2010. It is with great sadness, that we announce the passing of our angel, Linda Lou Helen Woloski at the age of 60. Linda was an amazing wife, mom, grandma, sister, auntie, niece and friend. With her family by her side, Linda passed away peacefully at Minnedosa Hospital, on September 18, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer. Left to cherish her memory, are her husband and best friend of 40 years, Orest; three children Lisa (Neil), Shawn (Theressa) and Jay (Jodi); four grandchildren Shelby, Braden, Easton and Jordan. Linda is survived by Uncle Roy (Edith) and siblings Lorraine (Joe), (Shirley), Bob (Ev), Bill (Doreen), (Suzanne), Ken (Marielle), Ray (Brenda), Darwin (Arlene), Don (Lorill), Garry (Cindy). Auntie Lindy will be remembered by 40 nieces and nephews, as well. Linda is predeceased by her parents Phil Crabbe and Jean (Milne), and in laws Mike Woloski and Elizabeth (Sawchuk) and brothers Ed, Tom and Arthur (Gladys) and niece Michelle. Linda was born and raised in Neepawa, Manitoba. She worked as a nurse in Rivers Hospital, Neepawa General Hospital and Eastview Lodge. In 1992, Linda and her husband started Rapid City Memorials where Linda dedicated her efforts to help build the company to what it is today. Linda always looked forward to entertaining her family and friends. She enjoyed playing bingo, cribbage, watching game shows, watching birds, listening to country music, watching the Blue Bombers, travelling, and attending featured events. Linda especially enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, whom she truly loved. On September 5th, 1970 Linda married her best friend for life, Orest Woloski. They were inseparable and because of this, they have many cherished memories. The one that will be most cherished is the celebration of their 40th Anniversary shared by the entire family. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Popowich, Dr. Sulaiman, nurses and the entire staff of Minnedosa Hospital for the dedicated and compassionate care extended to Linda. Prayers will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21st at St. Alphonsus, 142 - 4th Street N.W. in Minnedosa, Manitoba. A celebration of Linda’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 22nd at St. Alphonsus as well. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to Minnedosa Palliative Care Unit, Minnedosa Health Centre Box 960, Minnedosa, Manitoba, R0J 1E0. Clarke’s Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of
DEG: Dwight John of Brandon passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 53. Dwight is survived by: His mother Eva Deg of Brandon, bothers Daryl (Kathy), Kevin (Erin), Ian (Jackie), all of Brandon and sisters Mina (Fred) Laycock of Russell and Arvadell (Sid) Egesz of Winnipeg. There are numerous nieces and nephews. Dwight was predeceased by his father John Deg in 1982. Cremation has taken place. In keeping with Dwight’s wishes, no formal service will be held. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation “Palliative Care”, or Western Manitoba Cancer Care Project, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba. R7A 2B3.
HACKMAN: The death of George K. Hackman of Brandon occurred on Saturday, September 11, 2010. A private service will be held at a later date.Expressions of sympathy may be made at Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
KNIGHT: Barbara Lynn Knight, of Oak Lake Beach, widow of Henry, passed away peacefully with Brenda at her side at the Virden Health Centre, Virden on September 13, 2010. Barbara was born and raised in Brandon, where she attended and completed her schooling. She founded Four Way Taxi Company and operated the business until she sold the company and retired to Cherry Point. Barb's greatest love was her dogs. She loved feeding the squirrels and birds. She enjoyed being outside, looking after her flowers and yard. Barb loved photography. She shared her pictures with those she loved. Barbara is survived by sons; Cameron (Shann) Gale, Kevin Gale, Stephen (Amanda) Gale. She also leaves a special daughter, Brenda (Patrick) Hefferan. A brother, James (Cora) Gratton also survives. There are numerous grandchildren and a special grandson, Kevin Hefferan. Barbara was predeceased by her parents, her husband Henry Knight and a brother, Rick. At Barbara's request cremation has taken place and there will be no formal funeral service. Donations in memory of Barbara may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7M6. A special thanksto Kevin Hefferan and Jaclyn McBride for the countless hours spent with Barb at home and in hospital. She loved you both very much. Special thanks to the staff at Virden Health Centre for their excellent care and compassion.Expressions of sympathy may be made at Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
KRUK: Stephen Joseph, age 85 years, beloved husband of Helen Kruk, father of Joyce, David, Brian, Lorraine, and Robert, died in St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba on Thursday, September 16, 2010. Funeral Service will be held at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Chapel, Souris, Manitoba on Monday, September 20, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Souris and Glenwood Cemetery. Donations, in memory of Steve, may be made to a charity of your choice.
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OLDCORN: Marjorie Jean. Peacefully, our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2010, at her residence in Fairview Home, at the age of 87. Marjorie was predeceased by her husband of 43 years, John, in October 1986 and all of her siblings. Mom loved her family and is survived by her sons Robert (Ji), Claude (Darlene), grandchildren Donald (Naomi), Malcolm (Lesya), JoAnn(Ian), Ross, Claudia (Todd), Dallas (Lynsey). The great grandchildren Taya, John, Lila, Clair, and Forrest were very special to Marjorie. Marjorie Jean Oldcorn was born January 7, 1923 in Minnedosa. Her dad was a farmer in the Cordova district and she was the youngest girl in a family of five children. She had three sisters and one brother, all who predeceased her. Marj’s mom had a number of health issues, so the girls grew up looking after her. They became adept in the home at an early age out of necessity. Marj went to school in Cordova and Mentmore. Then because of her achievements in school, and on the recommendation of a teacher, Marj went to Franklin for Grade 11. She had to board there for the year to attend the school. Following her education, she took a secretarial job at the Manitoba Legislature. She might have pursued a career there but she had met John Oldcorn at Franklin and fallen in love. They were married in 1943 and soon after, began farming in the Forrest District, purchasing the Oldcorn farm from James Grant. Marj wasn’t a stranger to life on the farm and she pitched in to help John whenever needed. She and John raised two sons on the farm, Robert and Claude. During these busy years, Mom was the one who often ran the boys to their various activities, which included baseball. She was always a competitive person by nature and often coached from the bleachers or in the car, after the game! She never missed a game if it was possible to go. During these years, she was active in the Forrest United Church, teaching Sunday School for several years. She also taught 4-H at one time. When her boys grew up, she was delighted to have Claude and Darlene just across the yard. When Dad died in 1986, Mom lost her sparkle. He was the love of her life and she never really stopped missing him. However, life has a way of carrying us, whether we want to go on or not, and as the years went by, Mom made new friends. She enjoyed a wonderful relationship with Sanford Cochrane, whom she met on one of her winters in the south. After Sanford died, Mom developed another great relationship with Cliff Thompson, and spent some wonderful times with him too. Mom was a wonderful cook. She baked amazing buns, bread and made the best pastry! She knew how to make raspberry pie, which is a family favorite. Robert said that when he was young and the family was at the rink helping with the still- happening suppers there, he would always ask the kitchen ladies for a piece of his mom’s pie. Mom spent a fair amount of time in rinks in her day, not just as a volunteer, either. She loved to curl and was an avid competitor. She skipped the rink and although her shot may not have always been bang on, she had a great ability to read the ice and she had a keen desire to win. She played in all sorts of bonspiels all over the province and was a member of the Brandon Curling Club for many years. She also loved to play cards, especially Bridge and 500. Mom spent many a good time with friends and family playing cards. However, it was serious business for her. She had a temper and it raised its head from time to time in games. Mom stayed on the farm until December of 2004, when she moved to Parkview. Her final home was in Fairview. She made new friends once again and enjoyed her time there. Mom especially appreciated the visits from a few close friends and the friends from Forrest United Church. The last few years of Mom’s life have been difficult, so we are relieved that her struggle is over and she is with Dad once again. A celebration of Marjorie’s life took place on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 2:00 in Forrest United Church, with Rev. Barb Jardine presiding. Donations in Mom’s memory may be made to Forrest United Church (Memorial Fund) Box 48, Forrest, Manitoba R0K 0W0 or Canadian Society (Breast Cancer Research), 415 First Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2W8.
RAMSAY: After a short battle with acute leukemia Sonja Mae Ellen Ramsay passed away at Rivers Palliative Care Unit on August 30,2010 at the age of 76. Sonja was born October 15, 1933 at Kamsack, Saskatchewan the 2nd daughter of Gerardus (Gerald) and Johanna (Jean) (de Klerk) van Drecht. She grew up and attended school at Makaroff, Manitoba. Sonja had many fond memories of family holidays at Madge Lake,riding in a horse drawn van for school, selling wild raspberries to buy their only bike to share among 5 kids, to swimming and skating at the near by lake. After school Sonja moved to Brandon to attend Agriculture and Homemaking School (AHS), while there she meet many new friends in the likes of "The Silly Six". She also meet he future husband William (Bill) Ramsay of Cardale. Before their marriage Sonja worked at Singer Canada in Brandon then later a Telephone Operator in Rapid City and Oak River. Sonja and Bill were married on November 10, 1956 at Cardale where they farmed and raised their five children. Sonja was an active member of the community from WI to working at the rink or whatever needed help with. Sonja always had a large flower or vegetable gardens as well as raising chickens and turkeys. Her creative side shone through in her sewing of matching dresses for her girls or a great Halloween costume, to those special birthday cakes she made for her children. Sonja later took art courses in Hamiota where her interest turned to ceramics, wheat weaving, and oil painting. In 1976 the family moved to Rivers where Donna Bate and herself opened S & D Ceramics for a few years. Bill and Sonja enjoyed travelling across the country to many curling events,family functions or where ever the bus took them. After Bill's passing Sonja found many friends to go travelling with. Sonja's biggest joy was the trips she made to Holland to reconnect with her parents families, where she could put faces to the names she knew growing up. Sonja became the family historian compiling as much family history as possible, whether it was her family or someone else's family. She took great pleasure in helping organize family reunions, AHS reunions which she attended twice a year and organize events for the 50 Plus Group. Sonja's competitive nature shone through whether it was curling, golfing, bowling, senior games, or cards, she kept track of her games to see if she had improved or to see if she won or lost money in those Ramoli games. Sonja enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren doing crafts or watching whatever sport they were playing at the time. Sonja was never one to be found sitting around. She was always out enjoying life with her friends and not being able to go out and enjoy her sports/games with her friends was a very diffult side effect of the illness to endure. Sonja will be sadly missed by her family Grant of Rivers, Dallas(Claire) Emma and Hanna of Oromocto, NB, Donna (Dave) Jon (Ashley Beck),Jennifer and James Treloar of Rivers, Kathy(Kurt)Vinge of Chilliwack, B.C., and Scott (Chris Melvin) Morgan and Cameron of Rivers. Sonja will fondly be remembered by sisters Joanna Giesbrecht of Grinrod, B.C., Audrey (Jim) Ashton of Rivers, brothers Cedric (Shirley) van Drecht of Churchbridge, Saskatchewan, Reg (Sheila) van Drecht of Fredericton, NB., sister-in-laws Helen Wiltsey and Marion Waldon of Brandon and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Sonja was predeceased by husband Bill Ramsay, parents Jean and Gerald van Drecht, brothers Jerry and Denise van Drecht, brothers and sisters-in-laws Hank Giesbrecht, Tom Ramsay, Bill Waldon, Allan Wiltsey, Jean Billings, Florence and Alf Hearn, Jim Campbell, Sheila and Mike Postak and Isla Garner, nieces Barbra Wiltsey, Jennifer Waldon, Jean Smith, nephews Gordy Campbell and Michael Beattie. A celebration of Sonja's life took place Sept 3,2010 at Rivers United Church, officiated by Glenna Beauchamp followed by a reception at the Rivers Legion Hall. A family interment was held at Marney Cemetery, north of Cardale. For those desiring donations may be made in Sonja's memory to Rivers Recreation Fundraising Committee, Box 220, Rivers, Manitoba, R0K 1X0 or Riverdale Palliative Care Program c/o Riverdale Health Center, Rivers, Manitoba, R0K 1X0. Arrangements made with Campbell's Funeral Home.
RICHARDSON: Ida Ethel Richardson entered into rest on September 15, 2010 at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home at the age of 96 years. Funeral service will be held on Monday, September 20, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Minnedosa Funeral Service Chapel, Minnedosa, Manitoba, with Rev. Natasha Pearen officiating. Interment will follow in the Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations may be made to a Charity of Choice. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
SMITH: Heather L. Smith of Brandon, beloved wife of Harold, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on September 14th, 2010 surrounded by family. A Celebration of Heather’s life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Monday, September 20th, 2010 at 1:00 p.m., with Rev. Joe Ball officiating. Placement of urn to follow at the Brandon Cemetery Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Heather may be made to Manitoba Lung Association, 8-940 Princess Ave., Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 0P6, or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow. Messages of condolence may be placed at
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