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BAKER: Lucinda Myra Baker of Brandon, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at the age of 53 years. A service to honour Lucinda’s life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
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SMALLEY: Aileen Hope Smalley of Brandon, beloved wife of Gordon, passed away peacefully at her residence, Rideau Park Personal Care Home on Saturday, April 5, 2014. Aileen was born in Kennedy, Saskatchewan, May 4, 1931. She was a devoted member of the Rebekah Lodge and had been president of the Rebekah Assembly for the Province of Manitoba. Aileen worked many years for the City of Brandon retiring from the Transit Department. She enjoyed many weekends at their cabin at Clear Lake. She loved to curl and do many crafts. She is survived by husband Gordon, her twin sister Doreen and sister Phyllis. Brothers and sisters-in-law Alan and Donna Smalley, Joe and Dorothy Smalley and Margaret Debenham as well as special friends Susan and Vaughn and their family. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, her brothers Don and Earl as well as Phyllis’s husband Emile and Doreen’s husband, Jim. Gordon and family would like to say a special thank you to the staff of Rideau Park Personal Care Home for the compassion and outstanding care they gave to Aileen. A service of remembrance was held at St. Matthew’s Cathedral on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Urn placement took place in the St. Matthew’s Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Aileen may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4A9.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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STANICK: Jacinthe “Cindy” Stanick, aged 66 years of Brandon passed away on April 11, 2014 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. The funeral mass will be held on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. from the St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327 – 4th Street, Brandon, Manitoba. Interment to follow at the Rosewood Memorial Gardens, Brandon. If friends so desire donations may be made to a charity of choice. Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell, Manitoba in care of arrangements. (204) 773-2747.
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WITTEVRONGEL: Marguerite Maria Wittevrongel (Lombaert) (nee De Wiele). Passed away at the Assiniboine Centre at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday April 2, 2014 at the age of 89 years, Marguerite Maria Wittevrongel (Lombaert) (nee De Wiele) of Brandon formerly of Treherne, MB. Funeral services were held April 8, 2014 at the St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, Swan Lake, MB, with Father Chris Nwosu as Celebrant. Marguerite will be sadly missed by her loving children, sons Jerry Lombaert and Donald Lombaert both of Brandon, daughters Mona Campbell of Winnipeg and Anita Rhodes (Bob Armitage) of Armstrong, B.C., daughter-in-law Marlene Lombaert of Brandon, step-children Sharon (Bruce) Evans of Hartney and Shirley (Tom) Isford of Treherne; grandchildren Kim (Randy) Mowat, Carrie (Bob) Bardeck, Craig Lombaert, Ashley (Tony) Commer, Vanessa Lombaert, Jamie (Leah) Lombaert, Jodi (Julien) Lafleche, Ryan Campbell; step-grandchildren Darwin (Sharon) Evans, Keith Evans, Trisha Evans, Kim (Fernando) Magalhaes, Kristjan Isford, Keri Isford as well as twelve great-grandchildren. Marguerite is also survived by her sisters Simone (Earle) Peterson and sister-in-law Marion De Wiele. She was predeceased by her first husband Oscar Lombaert and second husband Maurice Wittevrongel, sons Larry and George Lombaert, grandson Chad Campbell, parents Joseph and Palmyre De Wiele, brothers Victor and Maurice and by sister Madelene De Wiele. Marguerite was born May 10th, 1924. She completed schooling to grade VIII at Swan Lake. She completed grades IX and X by correspondence and this was followed by working for 4 years at the St Boniface hospital in Winnipeg as a nurse’s aide. After marrying her first husband, Oscar Lombaert, she worked at the hotel in Swan Lake for a year and then completed hairdressing training in Winnipeg. She opened a hairdressing shop in Swan Lake in 1945 which did very well. After Oscar returned from overseas their first sons, George and Jerry were born in Swan Lake. As Oscar was a carpenter they moved to Winnipeg for his work and their sons, Larry and Donald were born in Winnipeg. They were there during the 1950 flood and were evacuated, then moved to the farm near Swan Lake in 1951. Daughters, Mona and Anita were born in Swan Lake while they lived on the farm. In 1963 the family moved to Brandon, MB where Marguerite worked as a nurse’s aide at the Brandon Mental Hospital, completed Occupational training, and was team supervisor for the last 9 years in the OTU, retiring in 1985. In 1979 Marguerite married Maurice Wittevrongel. They remained in Brandon another 5 years until her retirement then moved to Treherne. Marguerite enjoyed her new life in Treherne, becoming active in the community, including being President of the Friendship Centre for 8 years; member of the Rebekah Lodge, member of CWL, social events with friends to mention a few. Mom and Maurice did some travelling including a trip to Hawaii and a trip to Belgium and France, visiting their roots. Marguerite was very proud of her large family. She took pride in their accomplishments and enjoyed hosting and attending many family events. She made it a point to acknowledge every birthday and attend the many graduations and celebrations. She was very talented at crafts, loved gardening and flowers. Special thanks to Dr. Tissera and the staff at Brandon General and Assiniboine Centre for their care and compassion. Also, to the many family and friends for all the companionship and assistance provided to mom over the years.
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BOUCHER: Ursel Karin Boucher (nee Bakus), April 16, 1952 – April 9, 2014. Ursel was called to her Lord and Saviour on April 9th after a brief but valiant battle with cancer. Ursel was born April 16, 1952 in Revenahe, West Germany and immigrated to Canada with her family in 1954 where they settled in Winnipeg. Ursel graduated from Daniel MacIntyre Collegiate, followed by a year at North American Baptist Bible College in Edmonton, AB. When she returned to Winnipeg she took an accounting course at Red River College. She then worked at the Bank of Montreal in the Great West Life building where she met Jim. Ursel and Jim were married in December of 1974. After moving to Binscarth in 1978, Jim and Ursel ran a successful insurance agency for many years and Ursel became heavily involved in the community. When the business was sold, Ursel found a second career in administration at the Russell Alliance Church, prior to working as a Customer Service Representative with the Vanguard Credit Union. She is survived by her husband Jim of 39 years, her son Joel, daughter Moni and son-in-law Allan Robertson, brother Kurt Bakus (Anneliese), sister Ingrid Bredin (Don), brother-in-law Rubin Spletzer and numerous nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents Reinhold and Elise Bakus, sister Christel Spletzer, and niece Monika Spletzer. In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be made to the Russell Palliative Care unit at the Russell Area Health Centre or to the Byrce Summers medical fund at any Vanguard Credit Union location c/o Laurissa Fleury. A memorial service will be held at the Binscarth Community Hall, 230 3rd Ave. on Monday, April 14th at 1:00 p.m. CST.
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RIM: Neil Livingstone Rinn, husband of the late Isabel Rinn passed away peacefully on April 7, 2014 at Hillcrest Place in Brandon, Manitoba. Neil was born on October 25, 1922 in Snowflake, Manitoba to Leslie and Myrrha Rinn. He lived in Snowflake until he enlisted in the army. He served with the Winnipeg Rifles in both England and Holland during WWII. After the war he worked building annexes and elevators along the rail line in South Western Manitoba. He and his brother Milt also played baseball with the Snowflake Baseball Club from 1948-1953. Their team was inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame in June of 2006. Neil started employment at the Stony Mountain Penitentiary in December 1954 and was employed there as a correctional officer until his retirement in December 1981. He was married to Isabel in 1960 and moved to Stonewall where they lived until 2002. He and Isabel enjoyed camping and fishing so much that they went to Kenora and fished on their honeymoon. They spent many summers in their trailer – always opening it up on Mother’s Day weekend and not shutting it down until Thanksgiving. They also enjoyed travelling and managed to tour Canada from east coast to west as well as large parts of the US. They travelled to Ireland in their 70’s, and Neil was able to see the area his family had immigrated from. Neil and Isabel moved to Brandon in 2002. Neil is survived by his daughter Kristy Tufts (Leonard) and by his son Kelly; grandchildren James Rinn (Amber), Trevor Rinn, Warren Rinn (Christine), and Kira and Lane Tufts; as well as great grandchildren Charlie, Jackson, Maya, Serena and Kate Rinn and his sister Doreen. He was predeceased by his wife Isabel and son Jim, as well as his parents and siblings George, Vernon, Milton, Muriel and Orval. Funeral service for Neil will be held at Mackenzie Funeral Home, 433 Main Street, Stonewall on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Association for Community Living, Interlake Branch, Box 1222, Stonewall, Manitoba, R0C 2Z0.
Mackenzie Funeral HomeStonewall204-467-2525mackhome@mts.net
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KROEKER: Wally Kroeker beloved husband of the late Martha Kroeker died April 5, 2014 at the Health Science Centre, Winnipeg, MB at the age of 79 years. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Whitewater Mennonite Church, Boissevain, Manitoba at 1:00 p.m. Viewing will be held Friday, April 11, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Whitewater Mennonite Church. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Wally may be made to Extended Hands Ministries; Box 1311, Boissevain, Manitoba R0K 0E0, MCC Canada; 134 Plaza Dr., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 5K9 or to the Boissevain and Morton Foundation; Box 1075, Boissevain, Manitoba R0K 0E0.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.com or www.kroekerlove.comWheatland Funeral Service204-523-7791 www.wheatlandfs.com
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GARDHAM: Lillian Wilda Gardham; beloved wife of the late George Gardham and mother of Bill (Barb) and Elaine (Terry) Mowez; passed away at Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota, MB on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in her 89th year. A service to celebrate Lillian’s life will be held at the Miniota United Church, Miniota, MB on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 11:00am. A reception will follow the service at the Miniota Community Hall. Interment will take place at Arrow River Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Lillian’s memory to Lilac Residence, c/o Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0 or to CancerCare Manitoba, P.O. Box 2248 Stn Main, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 9Z9.
Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca.
Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
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DANDO: James (Jim) Gordon Dando passed away peacefully on April 5, 2014, at 89 years of age at River Park Gardens, leaving a legacy of love and fun filled memories. Born in Waskada, Manitoba on January 27, 1925, Jim is survived by his children, Ken (Linda), Mary and Doug (Cheryl), his grandchildren, Sheila, Carla (Stephen), Sarah (Robert), Adrienne (Michael), Shawn (Jennifer) Katherine (Martin) and Jason (Kaitlyn), and his precious great grandchildren, Edie, Lucy, Keira, Charlie, Leo, Anna, Brynn, Grace, Ava, and Brooke. Jim also valued his relationships with all the nieces, nephews and cousins of the Dando and Temple families. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Mildred in 2007, parents Enoch and Martha, brother Grenville (Hazel), brother-in-law Melvin (Jean), brother-in-law Lorne (Phyllis), sister-in-law Ida (Jim) and sister-in-law Joyce. Jim was raised on the family farm, and attended school in Goodlands. He married Mildred Temple on November 17, 1945. Jim and Mildred worked side by side throughout their marriage. They started their married life farming in Waskada, later moving to Melita, as owners of a Robinson Store and in retirement enjoying many happy years at Lake Metigoshe. In 2002, they moved to their home in Winnipeg to be closer to family. During their 62 year marriage Jim & Mildred were the model of a successful and loving couple, always together and enjoying each other’s company. Jim was a warm and caring father and grandfather; remembered for his love of life, sense of fun, and the smile he always brought to anyone who interacted with him. Jim was active in sports and community activities, serving for several years on the Council of Brenda Municipality. Jim’s sense of whimsy was represented in his many wood working projects. He had a special bond with his grandchildren as they were growing up, including “rights of passage trips” in the motor home, spending lazy summer days at the lake, and skating and snowmobiling in winter. The warm hospitality extended by Jim and Mildred to friends and family have left us all with many fond memories. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 12 at 2:00 PM at Thomson “In the Park” Funeral Home 1291 McGillivray Boulevard, Winnipeg. Interment will be held at Waskada Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation: 6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6, or the charity of your choice.
Jim & Mildred together forever
Thomson “In The Park” 204-925-1120Condolences may be sent to www.thomsoninthepark.com
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AUSTIN: Helen Louise Austin, age 71 years, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, April 5, 2014. The Ceremony to Celebrate Helen's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. Interment will take place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Helen may be made to Brandon Community Options, 136 11th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4J4 or Special Olympics, 1645B - 18th Street, P.O. Box 20149, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6Y8.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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SMALLEY: Aileen Hope Smalley of Brandon, beloved wife of Gordon, passed away peacefully at her residence, Rideau Park Personal Care Home on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the age 82 years. A service of remembrance will be held at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 403-13th Street, on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Urn placement will take place in the St. Matthew’s Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Aileen may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4A9. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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DANDO: James (Jim). On Saturday, April 5, 2014 Jim Dando passed away at the River Park Gardens at the age of 89. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 12 at 2:00 PM at Thomson “In the Park” Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Boulevard, Winnipeg. A complete obituary will follow.
Thomson “In The Park”(204) 925-1120Condolences may be sent to www.thomsoninthepark.com
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McDOUGALL: Angus William McDougall, beloved father of Dennis, Gary, and Carolyn passed away at his residence, Fairview Home on Thursday, April 3, 2014. A time of visitation will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. with the Funeral Service at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Barbara Jardine will officiate. A private graveside ceremony will be held at the Brandon Cemetery. Friends who wish, may make a donation in memory of Angus to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3 - 824 - 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7 or to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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STRAHL: Garnet Wayne Strahl 1933 - 2014. Garnie passed away on April 2, 2014 with his loving family by his side. Garnie was born in Minnedosa, Manitoba on May 9, 1933 to the late Ernest and Hilda Strahl. He married Marja Visser in 1982 and they lived in the lower mainland until Garnie’s retirement as Superintendent of Air Control for the Pacific Region in 1988. They moved to Logan Lake in 1989 before settling in Enderby in 1996. Garnie joined the RCAF in 1952 and was honourably discharged in September 1960. This was followed by a long career in air traffic control serving in many centres around the country and eventually becoming the Chief of ATC at Vancouver International Airport. In addition to his regular duties he was asked by the Federal Department of Transport to also act as its Liaison with the Vatican for the Pope’s visit to B.C. in 1984; followed by becoming the Federal Coordinator for Expo 86. During his retirement Garnie was an active member of the community and was well known throughout Enderby for his endless energy and ability to help whenever and wherever help was needed. He will be missed by his loving wife, Marja, his four children, six grandchildren, and his two sisters. Memorial services will be held later in the year.
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca
Cremation arrangements entrusted to Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services® Armstrong, 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866.
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JONES: Donna Mae Jones passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Saturday, April 5th, 2014 at the age of 67 years. Donna will be lovingly remembered by her husband Gerald, children Dave (Colleen), Vince (Holly), Angela (Shawn) Berkshire, grandchildren Carrie, Ryan, Mitchell, Marisa, Beth, Dawn, Nicholas and numerous great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her grandson, Christopher. Funeral service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Captain Rhonda Smith of The Salvation Army officiating. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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