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SCOTT: Robert Allan Scott. The family of Robert Allan Scott is saddened to announce the passing of our father and grandfather on March 3, 2010 at the age of 94. Bob was born on September 24, 1915 on the family farm near Hayfield to Charles and Jean (Mitchell) Scott. Bob was the youngest of three children. His brother Ken was the oldest and his sister Marjorie was next. Bob attended the one room school at Hebron. He loved sports and played baseball and hockey with the Hayfield clubs. On November 7, 1942, Bob married Martha Cameron of Boissevain. Bob and Martha had two sons, Bill and Craig. Bob farmed all of his life raising beef cattle and grain and he always had a team of horses around. He was very proud when the family farm received the Centennial Farm award in 1995. On his 85th birthday, he went next door to neighbour Larry & Donna Robbins for one last horseback ride. They were good to oblige him and take a photo of that moment. No one was more proud than Bob sitting tall on that horse. Martha passed away in 1986 and Bob remained farming with his son Bill until 2001. That year, Bob moved to the Victoria Park Lodge in Souris where he enjoyed playing cards and bingo and visiting with friends. He greatly enjoyed his eight years there, especially the great meals and the friendly staff. In August 2009, Bob thought it was time to move to the Souris Personal Care Home so he moved again. He liked all the attention he got there and the extra care he got from their staff. Bob was pre-deceased by his parents, his wife Martha, his brother Ken (Noreen) and sister Madge (Maurice) Kirk and Marthas brothers Doug Cameron and Jack Cameron and her sister Isabel and their spouses. Also pre- deceasing Bob were his nephews, Ron and Garry Cameron and his great-nephew Jeff Kirk. Bob is survived by his sons Bill (Cindy) Scott and Craig (Shirley) and Craigs two boys, Andrew and Mathew. Bob is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and their families- all of whom have their own special memories of him. Bob is also lovingly remembered by Lori Hickson and Donna Scott. The ceremony to celebrate Bobs life was held at St. Pauls United Church in Souris on March 6, 2010. Donations, if so desired, can be made to the Souris Personal Care Home Sun Room Fund, c/o A.R.H.A. Box 10, Souris, MB. R0K 2C0 or to a charity of your choice. Kowalchuks Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
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SCHAFER: Elmer Norman Schafer passed away at Riverdale Health Centre, Rivers, on Thursday, March 4, 2010. Elmer was born March 11, 1926 at Three Hills, Alberta. He was raised on the family farm in Alberta and attended Crown School. Elmer served in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II. He worked in the coal mines and lumber camps before joining the RCAF. Elmer married Elizabeth Ann Frank on September 2, 1953. After 31 years of military service, Elmer and Beth retired to Rivers, Manitoba. Elmer was interested in photography, woodworking, gardening and water gardens. He loved nature and volunteered with Manitoba Conservation. Elmer was a man of great faith who served his Lord and Saviour and church whole heartedly. The Lions Club in Rivers and the Little Saskatchewan River Conservation District were two of the organizations that Elmer belonged to. Elmer is survived by his wife Beth(nee Frank) Schafer, daughters: Debbi Petherick (Garry), Wendy Adams (Mark), Sue Klassen (Bob), Norma Chmelyk (Darren). Also surviving are sisters: Martha Anderson, Edwina Mauch, Maria Chizen (Mike) and Viona Barton (Andy), as well as eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Elmer was predeceased by parents Edward and Salomea (Thurn) Schafer; sister Frieda; brothers: Ernest and Harvey; grandson Tyler Kerr as well as father- in-law and mother-in-law Bill and Mary Frank. The Funeral Ceremony was held at Grace Lutheran Church, Brandon on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 1:00 pm. Rev. Edmund Mielke officiated. A private interment followed in the Roseville Cemetery. A time of fellowship was held at the St. James Anglican Church, Rivers in the Lower Level. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Elmer to the Manitoba Lung Association, #8, 940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 0P6, the Grace Lutheran Memorial Fund, 3101 Victoria Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7B 3P3, or to a charity of choice. Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
REID: Verna (Schofield) (Clarke) Reid. Verna Reid went peacefully home to be with the Lord on Friday, February 19 at Hillcrest Place Nursing Home in Brandon, Manitoba at 90 years of age. Verna had been residing at Hillcrest since January 7, 2010 after having lived at Hamiota since 1956. She is survived by four children: Gayle Rouse of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Marlene Clarke of Brandon, Ed Clarke of Thompson and Carol Clarke of Winnipeg as well as eight grandchildren: John (Dennice) Rouse, Roxanne Lennon, Rocky (Tracy) Martell, Diana (Brad Mills), Janette (John Leeson), Ken (Shannon) Rouse, Cindy White and Bonnie Rouse. She is also survived by fourteen great grandchildren: Dustin, Codie, Braeden, Jordan and Jocelyn Rouse, Chauncie Lennon, Brittany, Amanda and Riley Leeson, Ashli, Elya and Katrina Mills, Dayton Martell and Samantha White. She was predeceased by her parents Albert and Ethel Schofield, her first husband W. George Clarke, her second husband Les Reid and her grandson Shaun White. Verna and George Clarke made their home in Foxwarren, Beulah, Brandon and Hamiota where she resided until January of this year. After George's death in 1971, Verna married Les Reid in 1972 and they enjoyed the next nine years together until his passing. Verna was a very friendly, outgoing woman with her door always open to anyone, even if she wasn't home. She offered friend and stranger alike who came her way refreshments and food along with lively conversation. She was a long time participant and often leader in various church, community and Rebecca Lodge events in every community where she lived. Verna always had a special love for children, having fostered over 50 children from 1958 until the late 1970's. She was administrator for a children's camp for many years. She babysat and was adopted grandma to many in the community and beyond. She loved to travel, often driving to Saskatchewan and Alberta to visit family and friends. She never missed her grandchildrens' special events, as well as those of her adopted grandchildren, especially the Grainger twins and McMillan girls. She participated in events with her great grandchildren as long as her health allowed. Verna took numerous trips to various places in North America with her husband Les and later with her best friend Hazel Hatton. She was a very vibrant woman who left her mark everywhere she walked. A service to celebrate her life was held at the Hamiota Pentecostal Church, Hamiota, MB, on Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. A reception for family and friends followed the service at Chumah Hall, Hamiota United Church. Interment took place at the Foxwarren Cemetery, Foxwarren, Manitoba at 4:30 p.m. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Vernas memory to the Manhattan Beach Retreat Centre (Youth Camp Program), Box 62, Ninette, Manitoba, R0K 1R0.
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POIRIER: 1931-2010 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Poirier of Antler, Saskatchewan on March 4, 2010, at the age of 78 years. He was the loving father of three daughters, Suzanne (Ed) Hasiuk of Calgary, Alberta, Gisèle Poirier of Regina, Saskatchewan and Lorraine (Norman) Gray of Reston, Manitoba; and five sons, Armand (Marcia) of Lorette, Manitoba, Roland (Susan) of Bellegarde, Saskatchewan, Robert (Anne) of Sinclair Manitoba, Gilbert (Glenda) of Sinclair, Manitoba and Roger (Leanne) of Antler, Saskatchewan. John was predeceased by Eveline, his dear wife for 53 years, his parents, Ovila and Lucienne, brothers: David, Maurice, Edouard, Adrien, Percy and Jim; sisters: Adrienne and Marie. He is survived by three brothers: Stan, Lucien and Germain; six sisters: Cécile, Thérèse, Elizabeth, Rita, Bernadette and Antoinette as well as 24 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He was actively farming until a massive stroke took him away. We take great comfort in knowing he has been reunited with our beloved mother Eveline. They will be in our hearts forever. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.hallfuneralservices.ca
OSWALD: Joan Marie Oswald (formerly Seib) of Brandon, aged 56 years, passed away with family at her side on February 21, 2010. Joan was born in Melville and raised in Grayson, Saskatchewan. She received her early education in Grayson and graduated from Melville High School. During her early adult life Joan lived in Regina, Dauphin, and Neepawa, finally settling in Brandon in 1981 where she made her home until her death. Throughout the years, Joan was employed in various occupations with the Brandon Police Service, Brandon School Division, Rolling River School Division, Learning Disabilities Association of Manitoba, and The Helping Hands Soup Kitchen as well as home based businesses selling Tupperware and Avon and providing full time childcare in her home. In recent years as her health began to decline and her vision began to fail, she found it necessary to leave the work force, but always remained interested in local organizations. She was an active member in CNIB and YMCA. Joan truly enjoyed spending time with family and friends and was always up for a rousing game of Cribbage or Yahtzee. In the summer Joan could be found enjoying the campground visiting, swimming or entertaining family and friends by the campfire. Left behind to cherish their memories are: Her Soulmate Cecil Bayliss and his daughter Erica; her children Corey Seib, Dawn Seib (Aiden) Allen; her grandsons Lucious and Tayte Allen; her Mother Elizabeth Stradeski; siblings Carol, Donna, Veronica, Laural, Lottie, Jenny, Robert, Brent, Bruce, Lamont, and their spouses; numerous nieces and nephews and many, many treasured friends that she made throughout her lifetime. Joan was predeceased by her father Gordon in 1999. An informal Memory Day for family and friends was held on February 28, 2010 filled with love, laughter and music. Donations in Joans memory may be made to the Brandon YMCA or CNIB.
MORRISON: Norma was born June 30, 1920 to Kitty and John Grummett at Rivers, Manitoba. She had one sister Margaret and one brother Gerald. She received her schooling at Rivers Consolidated School and then went on to Business College. As a young person she was very active in sports, drama and music while growing up. She played in a dance orchestra for many years and sang in the church choir at Rivers United Church. Later she took a registered nursing coarse at Winnipeg General Hospital where she graduated with honors in 1947. She worked in Toronto and Brandon. Norma married Bert Morrison in 1949 and they farmed near Beresford for 47 years before moving to Souris in 1996. She raised four children Bruce, Donald, Craig and Sandra and had seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. After her family was old enough, she went back nursing at the Souris Hospital where she worked for 20 years, before retiring in 1984. This left her more time to pursue music, which she did by playing the keyboard with the Twilighters until December 2009. She was always to help out when needed and never complained. Norma spent many years accompanying her family on their musical instruments, and was so pleased when her grand-daughter took up the music challenge playing: flute, sax and piccolo. She also played for Beresford S.S. and at concerts there. Norma loved the farm life and worked hard looking after poultry, livestock, driving truck and hauling grain. It was hard work and there was no hoist on the truck in those days so the grain had to be shoveled off. Norma developed a hearing problem and found she couldnt participate in a lot of extra curricular activities so poured her energy into looking after her family. It was no problem for her to get meals ready for a hungry gang of 15 or 20 and she was a super organizer for her family reunions or any type of get together. Norma was active at planning the Century Reunion at the family farm and everything went as planned. She was predeceased by her husband, Bert on January 2005, her parents, her sister Margaret on May 2007 and brother Gerald, May 1995; brothers-in-law; Os Carkner, Cam Johnson, Allan Bowles, John Irvine and Ray Morrison and sisters- in-law; Reita Bowles, Edna Johnson, Eve Morrison and Hilda Grummett. Giving thanks for her, she is survived by her children Bruce (Linda), Donald (Sylvia), Craig (Marilyn), Sandra (David) and her many grand children and great grandchildren. Funeral services where held on Saturday, March 6, 2010 at St. Pauls United Church with interment at the Souris and Glenwood Cemetery. Well-done Norma. Rest in Peace in the eternal presence of God. Kowalchuks Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
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LEITHWOOD: It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Eileen Patricia Leithwood. Mom passed away peacefully at her residence, Birch Lodge Personal Care Home on Sunday, February 28, 2010. She was born on April 4, 1939 to Howard and Marjorie Andrews in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Mom married Gerald Leithwood on April 4, 1955 and together they farmed in the Interlake area along with their five children. They sold the farm in 1973 and moved to Brandon and from there moving onto an acreage near Wawanesa. She was a kind and loving person to all and will be greatly missed by her children, Robert (Faye), Karen (Doug) Agar, Brian (Sandi), Sid (Yeayneabeba), Sandy (Gord) Lee; grandchildren Jamie (Justin), Teigan, Jordan, Ocean, Savanna, Chastity, Tara, Anastasia, Steve, Brent, Jasmine, Destiny, Gisell; great grandchildren Payton and Xenthia; her mother Marjorie; and brothers Bill (Barb), George (Linda) and their families. Eileen was predeceased by her father Howard; husband Gerald; and grandson Brian. Eileen was a quiet, gentle, sincere person always giving and asking nothing in return. A private family service was held at Campbell Funeral Chapel, Hamiota, Manitoba on March 4, 2010, followed by interment in the Crandall Cemetery, Crandall, Manitoba. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Eileens memory to the Mobile Crisis Unit, 404 13th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4R1. The family would like to express a very special thank you to those who sent flowers, food, cards and messages of condolences upon the passing of Mom. To all the wonderful people who cared for mom while she lived in Hamiota. Also a big thank you to Campbell Funeral Home and Barbara Rediker for the beautiful service.
HRUSHOWY: The death of Victoria Hrushowy of Dinsdale Home occurred at her residence on Sunday, March 7, 2010. The Funeral Ceremony will be held at Memories Chapel on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Celebrant will be Rev. Fr. Michael Tkachuk. Cantor will be Stella Fedeniuk. Interment will be in the Brandon Cemetery. Complete obituary information will follow. Memorial donations may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
GREEN: Roseanne (Rosie) Green passed away suddenly at her home in Killarney on February 27, 2010. Mom was born on the farm at the Lena district on September 10, 1937 to Tom and Rosetta Skeoch. She was the oldest of four children. She went to school at Jacques school district from grade 1 to 9. and then finished her schooling in Killarney. In 1955 she began her career with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce where she held various positions in branches in Virden, Weyburn and Winnipeg. In 1975 the family transferred to Killarney where Mom worked at the CIBC until she retired in 1992. She opened up a second hand shop Second Hand Roze in Killarney, which she operated for two years. She was employed with the Killarney Auction Mart office for a short time. She married Raymond Green in 1959 and had two children, Lori born in Virden and Blair born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. Mom was a member of the Killarney United Church, treasurer of the Thrift Shop and spent many hours working in the Thrift Shop. Mom enjoyed curling, golfing and bowling throughout her life. She enjoyed playing cards and bridge along with the fellowship that went with it. Her greatest pride was hearing/watching the achievements of her family. Mom was predeceased by her parents and two brothers Ron and Les. She will be dearly missed by her husband Raymond, daughter Lori (Russ), son Blair (Shelley), three grandchildren Marlee, Colton and Tara, brother Norm and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held at Killarney United Church on March 4, 2010 with Rev. Cole Grambo officiating. Ron Stewart sang In The Garden. Tara Green, her granddaughter sang and played guitar. The Eulogy was wrote by her daughter Lori. If desired, donations can be made to the Killarney United Church, or the Heart and Stroke Fund. The slogan of our town is very true There is no better place.
Rest in Peace Mom in Heaven and in Gods Arms.
FOSTER: Mrs. Irene Eva Foster of Brandon passed away at her residence, Fairview Home, on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at the age of 98 years. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. with Mr. Lawrence McInnes, Brockie Donovan Funeral Celebrant, officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Irene may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7M6. Complete obituary information to follow.Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
CARMICHAEL: Jennie Gladys Carmichael. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our mother, grandma and great grandma on Thursday, March 4, 2010 in her 82nd year. Jennie is survived by her children: Randy (Kathy) Carmichael, Darlene Crawford and Terrilyn Collins; grandchildren: Tammie, Darcy (Hawley), Tom (Diane), Tim (Melissa) and great grandchildren: Breanna, Cole, Brooklyn, Austin, Giles, Eilidh, Mhairi, Kendra and Lachlann. She is also survived by sister-in-law Margaret and many nieces and nephews. Jennie was predeceased by her husband Clarence as well as by her four brothers and two sisters. Jennie was born January 9, 1928 in the RM of Lawrence and spenther childhood and teen years in Curtis School District. She married to Clarence in 1948 in Portage la Prairie and they later moved to Brandon in 1960. Jennie worked part-time and fulltime with various retail stores and retired as a golden employee with Saan Store. Jennie and Clarence were foster parents for many years. She enjoyed bowling and shuffle board, knitting and gardening. She was a loving, giving, supportive individual: her family was her life's breath. She will be solely missed by all who knew her. The funeral was held at Memories Chapel on Monday, March 8, 2010 with Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood officiating. Pallbearers were Timothy Crawford, Melissa Crawford, Theodore Crawford, Diane Crawford, Tammie Bettiol and Darcy Carmichael. Piper was Thomas Crawford. Jennie was laid to rest at the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Jennie may be made to the Lupus Society of Manitoba, #105, 386 Broadway Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 3R6. The Carmichael family would like to thank Dr. R. Davloor and the nursing staff at Brandon Regional Health Center. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
BESSANT: Florence Mae Bessant passed away peacefully at the Fairview Nursing Home at the age of 90 on March 9, 2010. She was born at Abermule, England. North Wales in a house called Castle Daniel in 1919. She came over to Canada April 27, 1928 with her parents when she was 9 years old on a ship to Halifax. When arriving in Canada they travelled by train to Winnipeg and then on to Virden, from there they went by wagon to Willen, Manitoba. Mom was raised on a farm and when she was older she married Albert Bessant and she continued to help out on the farm, while cooking and cleaning after six children. Left to mourn are her six children. Son Jim (Linda). Daughters: Kathleen (Ben) Ruth Glass, Linda (Greg), Carol (Good Friend Wayne), Betty (Jim). Sisters-in-law: Mabel Massey and Joyce Jones. Nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A private family graveside service and celebration of Maes life will take place at a later date. In Lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer society or a charity of ones choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Killarney and Boissevain Funeral Home, 204-523-7791.
BEEVER: Joyce Kathleen (née Dawson), beloved mother of Kathy and Karen, passed away suddenly on February 3, 2010 at the age of 78. Joyce was born in Brandon on April 30, 1931. After completing her formal education at Central and Earl Haig schools, Joyce worked at Perths Drycleaners, Brandon General Hospital, The Metropolitan Store and Manitoba Telephone System. She was a league bowler and enjoyed dancing at the Palladium, where she met her future husband, Kenneth Beever. Joyce and Ken were married on October 30, 1954. In her youth, Joyce contracted rheumatic fever. While this limited physical activities, it did not deter her enthusiasm and passion to acquire knowledge. Joyce became a life-long learner. She took a keen interest in researching and learning about a wide variety of topics. A record keeper, she meticulously recorded the events of the community and family in her journals. Joyce had a great sense of humour and a sharp wit. She enjoyed movies, crossword puzzles, and trivia. She could draw, write and sing talents that were never fully realized to their full potential. Mom was a mom. She could cook, bake and sew. She nursed and comforted our bumps and bruises. She listened and consoled. She cheered and congratulated. She took an avid interest in our school and 4-H projects and our lives to the present day. She will be sadly missed. After farming in the South Brandon district for 33 years, Joyce and Ken retired to Brandon in 1987. After Kens passing in 2006, Joyce enjoyed visiting seniors at Fairview and Dinsdale Nursing Homes. Joyce is survived by her two daughters, Kathy of Calgary and Karen of Winnipeg, brother Bill Dawson and sister Jean (Russell) Hawkins. She was predeceased by husband Kenneth and parents Ernest and Kay Dawson. The family extends a sincere thank you to neighbours and friends for their many acts of kindness over the years. Mom was surrounded by thoughtful and caring people. Service of Remembrance was held February 11, 2010 with Mr. Lawrence McInnes officiating. Placement of the urn was at Brandon Cemetery Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joyce may be made to Brandon Humane Society 2200 17th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7M6 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation 3 824 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7. Message of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
BAYNTON: Mr. W. E. Bill Baynton, beloved husband of the late Irene Baynton, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at the age of 89 years. The Funeral Service will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Bill may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3, 824 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7. Complete obituary information to follow. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
SILVER: Helen Irene Silver, daughter of the late George and Pearl Hull, passed away January 19, 2010 in Edmonton, Alberta, at the Capital Care Strathcona Long Term Care, 12 Brower Dr., Sherwood Park, Alberta. She had a family of three daughters, Sandra, Linda and Cheryl and two sons, Donald and Dennis, 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Desmond Silver, by her parents George and Pearl Hull, brother Donald Hull, brother-in-law Leonard Jackson. She is survived by her two sisters Margaret and Ken McKay of Brandon, and Edna Jackson of Winnipeg.
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