Classifieds / Obituaries
CAMPBELL: Mrs. Bertha Ann Campbell of Brandon, formerly of Chater, passed away at her residence Dinsdale Home on Monday, March 8, 2010 at the age of 94 years. Arrangements are pending with Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services 727-0694.
FITZGERALD: Grace Mae Fitzgerald of Birtle, Manitoba passed away on February 19, 2010 at the Russell District Health Centre at the age of 95 years. The funeral service will be held Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from the Birtle United Church with Rev. Heather Robbins officiating. Interment will follow in the Birtle Cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to a charity of choice.Remembrances and condolences can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell, Manitoba (204) 773-2747 in care of arrangements.
BRADLEY: Leonard Bradley of Newdale, Manitoba passed away on March 5, 2010 at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home at the age of 86 years. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from the Newdale United Church, Newdale, Manitoba. Interment will take place at the Newdale North Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Minnedosa Personal Care Home or a charity of choice. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
WATTS: Rita (Henrietta) Louise (nee Friesen), aged 86, passed away on February 3, 2010 at Bayside Personal Care Home, in Killarney, Manitoba. She is lovingly remembered by her husband Keith Watts, children Vaughan (Denise), Gerald (Velia), Glen (Peggy), and Michelle (Darris Johnson), and grandchildren Michael, Janet, Cody, Marlee, Haden, Delaney and Kieran. She was predeceased by eight brothers and sisters, and survived by her sister Alvina Giesbrecht of Winnipeg. Rita was born in 1923 in Gretna, Manitoba; welcomed by her parents Jacob and Maria Friesen, and nine older siblings. She loved singing and learning. Her mother commented that she knew when Rita was coming home after school, as she could always hear her singing. Her sister Alvina recalled Rita grumble at having to learn the same school lessons, when she felt she already knew them. Rita graduated from the Mennonite Collegiate Institute, then studied at the Winnipeg Normal School and began her teaching career at Marais, Manitoba. Rita met Keith Watts in Cartwright, Manitoba where she had moved to teach, and they were married in 1948. They remained lovingly committed to each other for 61 years and provided a secure, loving home for their four children. Through the years Rita continued as a teacher, teaching all grades, including multi-grade classes, and finishing her career with kindergarten. Keith and Rita moved from Cartwright to Gimli, Shoal Lake, Boissevain and then Killarney. In each of the towns in which she lived, Rita was committed to helping build the best communities she could. She faithfully attended the United Church, singing in the choir, teaching Sunday school, serving on committees, and cooking and baking for teas and banquets (and doing many dishes!) Ritas great commitment was to children; in the classroom and at home She often had a nursery rhyme or a lesson to teach. There was always food on the table and a cake or pie on the counter. She enjoyed organizing and cooking for a crowd, ensuring there was enough food for all. Rita and husband Keith loved to travel. Their 1948 honeymoon was in Yellowstone, and with their young children there were camping trips to Kitimat B.C., Montreal, the Black Hills, Vancouver, and many points in between. Summers were spent at the cottage at Rock Lake, where children, grandchildren and various friends and relatives enjoyed the water, the mosquitoes, and yes, the food. After retirement there were trips to Britain, Europe, and Texas for the winter. Rita commented after being in Rome: When we get old, well stay home, but well have lots of picture albums! Ritas last years became more difficult as she suffered a number of small strokes that eventually robbed her of her short-term memory. Keith cared for her with great commitment and devotion at home and after her move to Bayside Personal Care Home in 2008. Despite declining health, she remained happy and her personality was unfailingly pleasant. A memorial service was held at Killarney United Church on February 6 with Rev. Cole Grambo officiating. The music was chosen from Ritas favorites and scripture read by Keiths brother, Dr. Mac Watts. The eulogy and prayer was read by Ritas children, daughter in law, and sister. Interment was in Cartwright Cemetery. Appreciation is extended to Bayside and medical staff, Rev. Cole Grambo, United Church ladies and Killarney Funeral Home, as well as the support received from family and friends. If desired, donations can be made in Ritas name to the United Churches in Cartwright, Killarney or Boissevain. Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home.
SKIEHAR (Hamilton): It is with great sadness that on February 6, 2010 ElsieG. Skiehar, with her family at her side, peacefully passed away at her Fairview Home residence at the age of 95. She was born on the family farm August 18th, 1914 near Maryfield, Saskatchewan. She had many happy memories of her childhood, playing with her dog "Chum" and riding 4 miles to school on her horse named "Daisy". At a very early age Mom learned to play the piano both by ear and by note. In later years it became family tradition to gather around the piano for family sing-a-longs. In April 1936 she married Laurence Hamilton and they farmed along the Pipestone creek. Later in 1946 they bought a farm just north of Elkhorn where they farmed and raised their family until Laurence's passing away in 1962. After Dad died Mom continued farming with the help of her sons and finished raising the four children who were still at home. In 1968 she met Steve Skiehar from the Swan River area but they did not married until July 1971. After living a short while in Elkhorn, Mom and Steve moved to Winfield, BC. They shared many common interests and enjoyed being able to do some travelling throughout their 16 years of marriage. Mom always said she felt privileged to have had two very good marriages. After Steve passed away in 1987 Mom moved back to Brandon to be closer to her family. She lived in Brandon until March 2003 when shemoved to Carberry to live with her son Eldon, his wife Lucy and family. Due to failing health she moved to Fairview Personal Care Home in June 2008. She will be sadly missed by her seven children: Sylvia (Jim) Heslip, Lois (Carl) Owen, Hazel (Albert) Codd, Eldon (Lucy) Hamilton, Gordon (Judy) Hamilton, Mary Ann Peniuk, and Elaine (Con) Arvisais; one step-daughter Carol (George) Shaw, as well as grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchild. The funeral service was held on February 12, 2010 at the Elk's Hall in Elkhorn, Manitoba. Interment followed at the Elkhorn Cemetery. Six of her grandsons were pallbearers: Lorne Heslip, Rodney Owen, Laurence Codd,Wesley Hamilton, Marty Peniuk and Jason Alston. All in attendance were considered Honourary Pallbearers. The family expresses their sincere appreciation to the staff at Fairview Home who provided wonderful care for Mom throughout the past two years. Donations if so desired may be made to a charity of choice. Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
SCHAFER: Elmer Norman Schafer, beloved husband of Beth, dear father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away at the Riverdale Health Centre, Rivers with his family at his side on Thursday, March 4, 2010. The Funeral Ceremony will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 3101 Victoria Avenue, Brandon on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Edmund Mielke will officiate. A private interment will follow in the Roseville Cemetery. A time of fellowship will be held at the St. James Anglican Church, Rivers in the Lower Level at 3:30 p.m. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Elmer to the Manitoba Lung Association, #8, 940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 0P6 or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
POTVIN: It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Emilienne (Emily) Potvin on February 27, 2010. Mom was born September 8, 1930 to Leon and Clara Mangin and married Norbert Potvin on October 5, 1948 in Bruxelles. They farmed in the Margaret area for 15 years. They sold their farm in 1963 and purchased another just north of Boissevain and worked this land for 11 years. In 1974 they sold the farm and made their home in Brandon. Mom always worked hard and kept herself very busy. She enjoyed looking after her yard, her flowers and grew a garden every year. Mom loved to do puzzles, was an avid card player, liked to cook (way too much) and she especially liked going to dances and listening to old time music. Her idle hours, of which there were few, she volunteered to knit baby sets for the Brandon Hospital. She was an active member of the Church and CWL as well as the Red Hat Ladies. She loved spending time with her friends whenever they got together and was always ready to help out whenever she could. She had a great sense of humour and got a real kick out of playing practical jokes on her random victims. She was well liked by all who knew her.Family was very important to her and she always looked forward to visits from her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mom and Dad had seven children. Mom was predeceased by Dad in 1997 and their eldest infant daughter in 1950, her sisters Lorette and Denise, brother-in-law Hector Robidoux, and sister-in-law Yvette Mangin. She leaves to mourn her passing two daughters: Lorraine Williams (John), Diane Dougall (Terry) and four sons, Roger (Brenda), Denis (Diane), Gerald (Jocelyne), Paul (Lynn), 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She is survived by her sister Dorothee (Albert Gagnon), her brother Laurent Mangin and her brother-in-law Lucien Baete. Also left to mourn her loss are in-laws Antonio and Alice Potvin, Andre Gagnon, Cecile Dion, Celine Meisner, Laurette Potvin and Yvonne Potvin. She was a kind and generous woman who gave much love to this world and we will always cherish her memory. Her funeral was held on Thursday, March 4, 2010 at St. Augustines Roman Catholic Church in Brandon. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Emilienne may be made to Westman Hospice Association, M-435 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6S2 or to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.
She will be sadly missed but forever in our hearts.Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
PAWLUCK: Cliff Pawluck of Brandon, Manitoba passed away February 24, 2010 at his residence at the age of 73 years. Cliff was born in Mozart, Saskatchewan to Peter and Petrina (Pawloski) Pawluck, the third of six children. When Cliff was six years old, the family moved to the east end of Brandon and he remained an East Ender throughout his years. His employment at an early age was with Brandon Heating and Plumbing. He later operated his own business, Cliffs Heating Service. He made many friends while being self-employed as he could stay and have tea with his customers when the job was finished. Cliff excelled in the sports of fastball, golfing and 10-pin bowling in his younger day. He enjoyed the outdoors, picking wild berries and looking for lost golf balls. Going to the casinos of Winnipeg and Yorkton was a pastime he enjoyed in his retirement, also making horseshoe nail cross necklaces. Cliff is survived by his wife Marjorie (Sowiak) of 45 years, his daughter Charlene Pawluck and her husband Vazz Linek of Winnipeg and son Jason of Brandon. Also surviving are his sisters Kay (Tom Green) of Victoria, B.C. and Olga Burdett of Winnipeg, brothers Ken of Brandon, Garry (Marilyn) of Salmon Arm, B.C., brothers-in-law Rudy (Ruth), Bill, Ernie (Thora) Sowiak as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Bernie and his parents. In keeping with Cliffs wishes, cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, a donation can be made to a charity of ones choice. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
NUNN: Greta Ethel Nunn, beloved wife of Doug Clark, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, February 28, 2010 at the age of 81 years. Greta was born May 31, 1928 at home in Pratt, Manitoba. She attended Great Carlton School as a young girl. She enjoyed dancing, playing ball, crocheting, cooking and playing cards (500). She married Oscar Nunn in 1955 and they farmed in various areas including Elm Creek, Calgary and Brandon. Due to Oscars health, they sold the farm and moved in to Brandon in 1972. Together, Greta and Oscar had one daughter, Teresa. Oscar passed away in 1974 and Greta married Doug Clark in 1988. Greta and Doug retired to Brandon. They enjoyed friendship and their involvement at the Central Community Club as well as travelling across Canada and the USA. Greta was a proud member of the Crown Jewels of Canada (formerly Red Hat Society) and was always known to wear her hat. She enjoyed the flowers in her yard and was always up for an evening of cards with family and friends. Greta was predeceased by her parents; first husband E. Oscar Nunn; brothers Thomas, Edward (Joyce), Sheldon (Betty), Marvin; brother-in-law Hugh Wells and sister-in-law, Maureen. She is survived by her husband C. Douglas Clark; daughter Teresa Nunn (Eugene); granddaughter Nichol Higgins-Freeman (Scott) and their children Kelsey and Carter; grandson Patrick Higgins; and by her extended family of grandchildren Michael, Brandi and great grandson, Alexander. Also surviving are sister Trudy (Strain) Wells, brother Brian, sisters -in-law Thelma and Ethel; brother-in-law Wilfred Clark and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. The Memorial Service was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Greta may be made to a charity of choice.Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
MILLIKEN: Kenneth Beverley (Bev) Milliken, Husband, Dad, and Grandpa passed away on Friday February 5, 2010 at the Willowview Personal Care Home in Reston, Manitoba. Bev was born on June 16, 1929, the youngest son of William Milliken and Grace (McMurchy) Milliken, at The Meadows farm north of Reston, Manitoba. During his growing up years he spent his time at the farm and attended school in Reston. He grew up a farm boy and most of the stories we, his family, were told were about picking stones and harvest time. He enjoyed hunting along the Pipestone Creek that ran through the farmyard. He was the proud owner of two Harley Davidson bikes and loved to share stories with his children and grandchildren how fast he and his long time friend, Peter Baldwin could drive and make it to Redvers, Saskatchewan. He married Mary Boulton on July 15, 1950 and to this marriage was born four children, Wendy, Kenneth, Ann and Robbie. Their married life was started in the Kinloss district, followed by time spent in the Hillview district moving finally to the Donald Farm on the Stoney Creek in 1960. He retired from farming in 2001. In the summer of 2008, Bev and Mary moved to the Town of Reston. In early 2009, Bev suffered a heart attack and spent the last year of his life at the Willowview Personal Care home. Over the years, Dad was an avid supporter of his children being in 4-H. He was a 4-H beef leader and taught Hunter Safety. When he sold the milk cows in the mid-60s, he started driving a school bus later becoming a school bus driver with the Fort La Bosse School Division for over 34 years retiring from the school bus in 1997. He had a great impact on the many young people who rode his school bus over the years. Bev was also a long-time director with the Pipestone Albert Ag Society, a board member of the Linklater elevator being involved in the moving of the Ewart elevator to the Linklater elevator site and a member of the Canadian legion. He enjoyed playing pool at the drop in centre in town. During his entire life, Bev loved to sing he sang at weddings, funerals and in various church choirs. He sang at his daughter, Anns wedding. Later in his life after many years of square dancing with his wife Mary, he began to call for square dance clubs. He loved the music and the opportunity to laugh and be with friends. For many years, Bev and Mary taught square dancing to the Grade 2 class in Reston. He and Mary were presented with the Crocus Long Service Square Dance Award in 2008. His grandchildren remember it being easy to track down Grandpa on the farm as he would be singing or whistling. He was extremely proud of all of his family and along with Mary took special interest in their nine grandchildrens activities Grandpa and Grandma were always there to support the wee lassies and laddies Camping and traveling were an experience that Bev enjoyed doing many trips were made out west to Penticton and other spots including California to visit his sister and her husband. Camping with his grandchildren at Cactus Hills was a highlight for all and each of the grandchildren have special memories of times spent camping with Grandma and Grandpa. Bev will be missed by his wife Mary of 59 years, daughter Wendy Bulloch of Brandon, grandchildren Colin and Dianne of Winnipeg and Cameron of Whistler B.C.; son Kenneth and Eileen Milliken of Reston, granddaughter Jennifer and grandson Derek, both of Brandon; daughter Ann and Brent Patmore of Virden, grandchildren Keenan of Winnipeg and Kaitlyn of Brandon; son Robbie and Dale Milliken of Reston, grandsons Dillon and Cody at Reston and granddaughter Jessica. He is survived by his sister Roberta Lappin of Glendale California, and a sister- in-law and brother-in-laws, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. A celebration of Bevs life was held on Friday February 19th at the Pipestone Community Hall in Pipestone Manitoba Reverend Dwight Rutherford officiated at the service with organist Vivian Henuset and a joint choir from the Reston Anglican, Reston and Pipestone United churches providing the music. Jennifer Milliken and Kaitlyn Patmore delivered the eulogy, full of many memories and stories, in honor of their grandpa. A power point show of Bevs life was shared with all in attendance. The Mennonite choir from Sinclair sang Amazing Grace. Pallbearers were Bevs six grandsons, Colin and Cameron Bulloch, Derek Milliken, Keenan Patmore, Dillon and Cody Milliken and flower bearers were his granddaughters Jennifer Milliken, Kaitlyn Patmore and Jessica Milliken. Interment was in the Reston cemetery. A time of fellowship was enjoyed over lunch served by the Pipestone Guild and Square Dance Members back at the Pipestone Hall. If desired, a donation may be made to a charity of your choice.
JASPER: Robert Lawrence Jasper, in his 84th year, passed away January 22, 2010, in the Souris Health Centre after a lengthy illness, but brief hospital confinement of only four days. He was born May 27, 1926 on the home farm 20-6-23 in R.M. of Cameron, to Charles and Anne Jasper, the second child of their family of five. He attended Hartney School Grades I to XI. Following the death of his father in 1955 he assumed the responsibilities of the farm, the care of his mother and teenage brother Donald, who subsequently would become his lifetime partner in the Jasper cattle enterprise. In 1958 they became interested in raising Charolais cattle, a new breed to be introduced to the Hartney area. In 1968, a small delegation of Charolais breeders met in Brandon and formed the Manitoba Charolais Association. Robert was elected to the board of directors and served for several terms, one as vice president. Robert and Don have produced many fine Charolais cattle. They had top gaining and trophy winning bulls at the Douglas testing station in 1970 and 1971. In 1986 their yearling bull Jaspers Mr. Show Me, was winner in his class at the Brandon Agricultural Exhibition, and was purchased by Reuben Ehert, president of the Canadian Charolais Association, and owner of Flat Valley Charolais Ranch at Hilda, Alberta. Through the years the Jasper Charolais herd has increased in size. Although Robert suffered greatly from many health issues he continued, for as long as he was able, to drive from his residence in Hartney to the farm. He assisted with the care and feeding of the cattle, even mowing and raking hay as recently as July/August 2009. He acquired his first heifer calf when he was ten years old, so it can be said he was a dedicated and devoted farmer/cattleman for 73 years! The Hartney 4H Calf Club was formed in 1960. He was one of the leaders for several years. He was president of the Hartney Agricultural Society for several years and livestock exhibitor at the annual summer fairs. Here his impressive palomino stallion, Gallant Golden Glo, one of the first of this breed in the Hartney area, was shown and admired. Robert was also a dedicated and valued member of the Hartney I.O.O.F. #25 fraternal lodge until it dismantled in 2003. Robert was a quiet, gentle, sincere, hard-working, sensitive man, asking for very few favors in life, but always willing to lend a helping hand. He loved to visit and was renowned for his incredible memory, knowledge of current affairs, local events and people involved. He will be sadly missed by his sisters Margaret Love of Souris, Phyllis Elder of Hartney and her daughters Cheryl, Pam (John), Lisa (Richard) and families; brothers Edward (Gloria) Jasper of Melita and children Krista, Tami, Sheldon (Char) and families, Don (Sandra) Jasper of Hartney and sons Cory (Lisa), Michael, Kelly and families; cousins Mary Graham of Hartney, Hazel Mills of Carlyle, Saskatchewan, Sheila (Ross) Richardson of Vancouver, B.C.; special friend Ebby Bertholet of Hartney, and many other friends and neighbors and all extended families. Robert was predeceased by his parents, his sister-in-law Jean Jasper, brothers-in-law John Love and Robert Elder, nephew Brent Elder, cousins Wallace Jasper and Isobel (Russell) Vandusen. Interment took place in the Jasper family plot at the Hartney Riverside Cemetery. The memorial service followed at Kowalchuk Funeral Chapel with Rev. Barbara Alston officiating and Lorne Robson the organist. Active pallbearers were: Gordon Currah, George Freeman, Shane Eastman, Don Barrows, Gary Decock, Ken Moreau, and all in attendance considered honorary pallbearers. Kowalchuks Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Brandon Humane Society or charity of choice.
INGS: Ilene Annie Ings (née Levins) passed away at her residence, Fairview Personal Care Home, on Sunday, February 28, 2010 at the age of 75 years. Ilene was born on June 13, 1934 at Gilbert Plains, Manitoba. She received her education at Country School, Brickburn Elementary School and Brickburn High School, graduating from grade 11. During her younger years, Ilene took part in Sunday School, 4-H, C.G.I.T. activities, skating and curling. She worked in a garment factory run by the C.N.I.B. as well as for canteens run by the blind. She married Lawrence Ings on July 16, 1960 at Gilbert Plains. They lived in Winnipeg for a time before moving to Brandon. Ilene was a wonderful wife and helpmate to Lawrence, as he was totally blind. She sat on the board of the Canadian Council of the Blind and served on the executive for more than 20 years. They ran a rooming house on 12th Street in Brandon for many years. Ilene was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church serving on the Mission & Outreach Committee for more than 20 years. Although she was visually impaired, she accomplished many things in her life. Ilene and Lawrence celebrated their 25th Wedding Anniversary on July 16, 1985. Lawrence was killed in a car accident on October 31, 1985. Ilene is survived by brother Raymond of Edmonton, AB, sisters-in-law Francis Levins of Grande Prairie, AB, Banna Levins of Spirit River, AB and Yvonne Levins of Alberta. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Lawrence (1985), his parents Mabel and Percy Ings, her parents Thomas and Maud Levins, brothers Harold, Melvin, Earl and Leslie Levins, sisters Alma (Joe) Gallant, Jean (George) Ashton, Hazel (Jim) Laraby and sister-in-law Clarabell Levins. Many thanks to her church family for their friendship and support over the years. The family is grateful to the Fairview Home nurses and staff for all their excellent care during the last two years. The Funeral Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, March 8, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Dong Ha Kim of First Presbyterian Church officiating. Pallbearers will be: Matthew Gallant, Stephen Gallant, Jonathon Gallant, Scott Birnie, Jeffrey Hockridge and Joshua Hockridge. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Canadian Council of the Blind, Manitoba Division, Lawrence Ings Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box #2454, Stn. Main, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 4A7 or to a charity of ones choice would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
HOLLAND: Joyce Mary Holland (Hammonds) September 29, 1917 to February 26th, 2010. Joyce passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 92. She will be sadly missed by her son Dave (Peggy) Holland and grandsons, John (Lauren), Jeff and Greg of Kenora, Ontario, brother Gary (Joan) Hammonds, nieces, Julie Szabo (Jim), Susan Harris (Bruce), Barb Saint (Mic), Joanne Roch (Norm) and families, as well as special friend Ruth English, who spent so much of her time being just that. Thanks from the family for your caring friendship and helping so much over the last couple of years.Joyce was predeceased by her husband Ernie, parents William and Doris, Connie Hammonds, her brother Jack (Molly) Hammonds and her sister Wendy (Dave) Reese. Joyce lived a full and giving life. She always had time for others. She was an avid golfer and curler and passed that passion on to her son who lovingly called her the Kook of the Country Club. Family and friends were important to her and enjoyed travelling across Canada, England, and Australia to visit them. She enjoyed many friendships and enjoyed her bridge club and lunches out with the girls. She was an accomplished artist and in her later years she shared her passion with many friends, attending art workshops in Hawaii, Alaska and Canadas East Coast. Her works are displayed on many a wall. She lives on in those works and in our memories. She was a long-time member with Ernie in (Kinsmen) Kinnettes, and K-40. Her faith was important to her. She was a member of St. Matthews Cathedral in Brandon and a member of the ladies Mardi Club. Special thanks to the church and all who visited her when she was unable to attend. We would like to also thank the staff of the Valleyview Care Centre for the wonderful care she received over the last two years, while being a resident. A family graveside service will be held at a later date. If so desired, donations may be made in Joyces honour to the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, 710 Rosser Avenue, Unit #2, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 0K9.
Thank you for the memories Granny, we will miss you.Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
HEASMAN: Jack McKenzie Heasman of Killarney, Manitoba ,passed away peacefully on February 25, 2010. Jack was born in Brandon, December 3 1918. He attended school in Birds Hill, ManitobaB and Wawota, Saskatchewan. He married Eileen Dingle on June 16,1940. During WWII, he was in the Army Reserve teaching gunnery. He farmed in Saskatchewan then moved to Killarney, in 1947. He cleared the land and farmed the north shore up past the railway and where Kerry Park is now. In the late 1950s he created Oakpoint Park where he and Eileen had a campground, cabins and rental boats. They also ran a convenience store from the stone house. He retired in the 70s to travel and enjoy life. He and Eileen spent 30 winters travelling to San Diego. Jack was involved in many facets of life in Killarney. He drove a cat and managed explosives for Irvin Clark. He drove the hearse for Henry Morrison. He was an ambulance attendent and a long time school bus driver. He belonged to the Elks and played baritone horn in the Killarney band. He repaired guns and built stocks which he checkered. He worked for John Edwards taking wedding pictures. He enjoyed many years hunting and fishing with his friends. He really was a Jack-of-all-trades. Jack is survived by his wife Eileen, 4 children - Judy (Landon Booker), Pat (Clyde Nickerson), Wendy ( Harold (Sam) Medd), David - plus 12 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 1 great, great granddaughter. He is predeceased by one grandchild, Zoe. We wish to thank all the nurses at Killarney Homecare and the Hospital for the care and concern they showed for Jack. A memorial will be held at gravesite at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cancer Society or the Killarney Foundation. Killarney Funeral Home.
GOWANLOCK: Passed away at the Baldur Personal Care Home on Saturday February 27, 2010 at the age of 95 years, Sigrun Runa Gowanlock (nee Gudnason) of Glenboro, Manitoba. Runa leaves to mourn her passing her sisters Sylvia Wetten of Coquitlam B.C. and Pauline Goodman of Revelstoke B.C., a sister-in-law Betty Gudnason of Baldur as well as numerous nieces and nephews of the Gowanlock and Gudnason families. Runa was predeceased by her husband Jim in 1988, brothers Dori (Christine) and John Gudnason, sister Ruby Olnick, brothers- in-law Hilmer Wetten, David Goodman and Nick Olnick. A Celebration of Runas life will be held at a later date in the Glenboro United Church. Interment will take place in the Glenboro Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memoriams may be made in Runas memory to the Grund Lutheran Church/Cemetery Fund, Box 40, Baldur, Manitoba, R0K 0B0 or to the Glenboro United Church Memorial Fund, Box 623 Glenboro, Manitoba, R0K 0X0.On line condolences can be sent to email@example.com Jamiesons Funeral Service, Willmor Chapel, Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
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