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WALKER: Judith “Judy” May Walker beloved wife of Dave passed away on January 31, 2015 at the Minnedosa Health Centre at the age of 65 years. Visitation will take place for family and friends on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at Minnedosa Funeral Chapel. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Minnedosa United Church, Minnedosa, MB with Rev. Natasha Pearen officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in the Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa, MB. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
SHURVELL: Earle Shurvell - Dec. 12, 1925 - Jan. 31, 2015. It is with deepest sorrow the family of Earle Shurvell announce his passing on Saturday, January 31st, 2015 at the Minnedosa Hospital. Earle was born on December 12, 1925 in Isabella, the son of Herbert and Annie Shurvell. He leaves to mourn his wife of 60 years Marcia andhis children Bette Monaghan (Paddy) of Toronto, ON, Bill ofKamloops, B.C., Albert (Holly) of Newdale, Lynne Wruth (Mark) of Erickson, Keith (Sally) of Shoal Lake, Calvin (Charlene) of Strathclair, Leanne Judd (Brian) of Sandy Lake, Dennis of Calgary, AB., 18 grandchildren, 12 great- grandchildren, sisters Doreen Whyte of Brandon and Olive Thorkelson of Winnipeg and many nieces and nephews. Earle was predeceased by his parents, brothers Terry, Wes, Cliff, Art, Murray, William, Ken, and Lloyd. Earle went to work at a very young age and did various jobs working in a shell factory, later joining the merchant Navy sailing on the SS Aragon on the Great Lakes, also working as a grain buyer and in the Virden oil fields for anumber of years. In 1959, he purchased the Virden Radiator shop, later building the Shoal Lake Radiator shop in 1970 until his retirement. Earle raised his family at North Thomas Lake - Eagle Point Resort and enjoyed many hours fishing, hunting, and guiding in the area. Earle enjoyed playing cards and going on gambling trips until his final days. He always enjoyed spending time and joking around with family and friends as that was important to him. A private family service will be held. If friends desire, donationsmay be made in memory of Earle to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or a charity of your choice.
ERICKSON: Eunice Mabel Erickson of Minnedosa, MB passed away on February 6, 2015 at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home at the age of 89 years. Funeral service will be held on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Minnedosa Funeral Chapel, Minnedosa, MB. Interment will follow in the Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Minnedosa Personal Care Home Patio Fund. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
JOHNSON: Donna Johnson, age 88 years, loving mother of Kim Miller and Linda Gradidge, passed away at Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home on Thursday, February 5, 2015. A private service will take place in the spring. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Donna may be made to Hillcrest Place, 930 26th Street, Brandon, MB R7B 2B8 or the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th Street East, Brandon, MB R7A 7M6. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
NEELIN: John Eric “Jack” WWII VET. Retired Colonel, Canadian Armed Forces. Peacefully at the Bayfield Manor, Kemptville on Sunday, January 18, 2015, at the age of 93 years. Beloved husband of Ethel May Neelin (nee Rathwell). Loving father of Kathryn Kealy (Ciaran), Greg Neelin (the late Joyce). Mike Neelin (Claude) and Bill Neelin (Joanne). Cherished grandfather of 13 grandchildren and great-grandfather of 12. In WWII, Pilot Officer Neelin flew the Wellington Bomber hunting German submarines. Colonel Neelin retired from the Canadian Air Force in 1974 after an illustrious 32 year career. A dedicated family man and beloved patriarch of the Neelin Clan. Friends are invited to visit at the Brown Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 805 Prescott Street, Kemptville, Ontario on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 10 am to 12 noon. A Memorial Service will follow at 12 noon in the Chapel. Interment at Munster Union Cemetery in the Spring. Donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 245, 223 Main St W, Merrickville, ON., K0G 1N0.
Condolences/Tributes/Donations: www.hpmcgarry.ca613-258-2435.
CANADA: William “Billy” Robert; March 13, 1962 to January 26, 2015. Billy Canada, age 52 years, passed away in Boissevain hospital on Monday January 26, 2015 after a brief hospital stay. Billy was born in Deloraine to Bill and Esther Canada on March 13, 1962. He attended school in Deloraine. He worked in the family business CBC Contracting until 1983 when he gained employment with Goodon Industries Ltd. in Boissevain for the next 17 years. In 2008 Billy met his teenage sweetheart again after 27 years and took a job with Southend Lumber in Brandon. Billy and Lorna relocated to his acreage in the Turtle Mountains along with her two youngest daughters and were married on November 10, 2010. Billy gained employment upon his return with the RM of Winchester. Billy leaves to mourn his wife Lorna, his mother Esther Canada from Boissevain, sons Billy Jr. in Killarney, Jeremy (Tegan) in Thompson, and Devon (Casey) in Boissevain. He also leaves to mourn his grandchildren Shelby in Killarney; Amara, Nicholas and Stanley in Boissevain and a step-grandson Loki in Brandon. Billy leaves three step-daughters to mourn, Lindsay (Cody) Fraser in Brandon, Whitney Hodgins in Brandon, and Brook Hodgins in Deloraine. Billy leaves four sisters to mourn, Betty Canada of Boissevain, Carol Racine of Boissevain, Darlene (Bob) Barwick of Boissevain, and Debbie (Lonnie) Graham of Boissevain. Billy leaves many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles to mourn. Billy was predeceased by his father William Canada Sr. and a granddaughter Michelle. Billy loved his family and talked about his grandchildren lovingly all the time. Billy was a loving husband, son, father, step-father, grandfather and uncle and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. In accordance with Billy’s wishes cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held. A private family interment will be held at a later date at Boissevain Cemetery. Donations in memory of Billy, maybe made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9.
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Smith funeral Home in Deloraine in care of arrangements.
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BURR: William “Bill” Alexander Dec. 5, 1927 - January 19, 2015. Bill passed away at the Minnedosa hospital in his 87th year.He was born in Rapid City to Alexander and Agnes Burr. He grew up on the farm with his 3 siblings. At the age of 14 he left school to help run the family farm after his father became ill. He took over the farm after his Father’s death when he was 17. In 1957 he married Elva Lillian Hartley from Brandon. Through the winter months Bill drove truck for Samples Transfer in Rapid City. They remained on the family farm until 1975 when they moved into Rapid City. While continuing to run the family farm, Bill also drove the school bus for many years. He retired in 1981 due to health issues. He was a member of the IOOF, Legion, and Masonic Lodge and also enjoyed curling. Bill’s grandchildren were a very big part of his life and he loved attending all of their activities and was very proud of their accomplishments. Bill enjoyed spending time at Sandy Lake with family and numerous friends over the years. He also enjoyed his daily trips to the coffee shop where he kept up with the latest news and shared many laughs with friends. Bill remained in his own home right until the last few weeks of his life and kept his wonderful sense of humour right to the end. He passed away peacefully with his children and grandchildren surrounding him with love. Bill will be remembered by his daughter Laura (Bob), son Alex (Richele); grandchildren Michael (Micaela), Courtney (Scott), Alyssa (Shea), Ben, Jadyn, Sarah, Brody and Carson, brother Peter (Mary), sister Helen, as well as numerous nephews and nieces. Bill was predeceased by his wife Elva, parents Alex and Agnes, and sister Margaret. A celebration of Bill’s life was held at the Rapid City United Church on Jan. 23, 2015 with Barb Jardine officiating. Donations in memory of Bill may be made to The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba CE501-840 Sherbrook Street Winnipeg, MB R3A 1S1.
THOMPSON: (Lidster) Donna Jean. September 3, 1937 ~ January 26, 2015. On January 26, 2015, Donna Jean passed away peacefully at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. She will be lovingly remembered by her sons: Brent, Bryan (Lorraine), and Blaine (Renee); five grandchildren: Christina, Jeremy, Michael, Robin, and Jennifer; seven great-grandchildren: Brendan and Nolan, Hailey and Jayden, James, Elizabeth and Brady; by her three brothers, Glen, Lance and Dale; as well as other relatives and friends. Donna Jean was predeceased by her parents, Kenneth and Winnifred Lidster, one brother, Laird Lidster, and by her husband Melvin Thompson. In respecting Donna Jean's wishes, a celebration of her life will take place at a later date. If friends so wish, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
YARISH: It is with sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Douglas Allan Yarish on January 30, 2015. Left to cherish Doug’s memory are his loving wife, Yvonne, his dear children Hayley and Jordan Yarish; his mother, Ruby; three brothers, David and Brad of Brandon, Bruce of Vancouver, B.C., sister, Leanne Chumley- Craig of Elmira, Ontario; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews (especially, Bret and Brian, Wyatt and Morgan, and Andrew), extended family, and friends. He was predeceased by his father Dave, and, just last year, his dear brother Paul (Cindy). Doug was born in Brandon, MB on March 10, 1961, where he was raised and educated. He worked for many years for M.P.I. and Great West Life. Doug was passionate about sports in general, and hockey in particular and was an excellent hockey player in his own right, playing Junior Hockey with the Brandon Travellers the Flin Flon Bombers and the Portage la Prairie Terriers. He had an uncanny ability to manipulate numbers and would always have the answers before others were able to pull out their calculators. Friends and family can attest to Doug’s love of cooking as they enjoyed many wonderful feasts he prepared for them over the years. Hayley and Jordan were his pride and joy and he was so happy they shared his love of sports when he coached both of them in hockey and soccer during their growing years. He loved to go on vacation with Yvonne and his precious children. He will be missed by many. A celebration of Doug’s Life will be held on Sunday, February 8, at 2:00 p.m. at Thomson “In the Park” Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Boulevard, Winnipeg, Manitoba. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.
Thomson “In the ParK”204-925-1120Condolences may be sent to
ROY: The family of Marie Roy announce her passing at her residence, Fairview Home on Tuesday, February 3, 2015. Prayers will be said at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church, 327 4th Street, on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the church on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Celebrant will be Fr. Patrick Neufeld. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
MURRAY: Mr. William Keith Murray, known as Tuck or Papa Tuck to most, passed away at the Melita Personal Care Home, Melita, MB. on Monday, February 2, 2015 in his 91st year. Tuck is survived by his wife Reta of 67 years; two sons: Carey (Dianna) and Ian (Nancy); five grandchildren: Chris (Penny), Jenny (Scott), Leah (Carol), Marty (Andrea) and Robbie (Alaina); seven great-grandchildren: Dylan, Lucas, Carter, Reese, Allex, Cole and Aniston; two sisters: Betty McSorley of Virden, Doris (John) Hayden of Brandon; and four sisters-in-law: Renee Murray of Brandon, Melba Murray of Lyleton, and Willene Ferguson of Carnduff, and Iva (Jack) Hodgins of Melfort; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Cecil in 1973; mother Alice in 1945; infant son James Keith in 1948; daughter Debbie in 1964; four brothers: Donald in 1979, Bobby in 1988, Glen in 2006 and Ivan in 2008; two sisters-in-law Louise Murray and Pat Murray; brother-in-law Jack McSorley. The funeral service will be held from the Lyleton United Church, Lyleton, MB. on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with (rev.) Heather Sandilands officiating. Interment at the Lyleton Cemetery will take place at a later date. Donations in memory of Tuck may be given to the Lyleton United Church, Lyleton, MB. R0M 1G0 or to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home - Melita, MB. (204-522-3361) Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron.
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JOHNSON: Jean Johnson (nee Sumka) 1957-2015. Jean passed away peacefully in Brandon on February 2, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her loving husband of forty years, Wayne; her sons, Steven, Andrew, Michael (Kelly); her ex daughter-in-law, Nina and her grandchildren: Tatyana, Reanna, Serenity, Patience, Braelyn and Michaela. She is also survived by her brothers, Ron (Helen) and Jim and her sisters; Marion (Wally), Barbara (Chris) and Carol (Daniel). She also leaves her in-laws; John (Jackie), Ron (Carol), Mary (friend Doug), Betty, Carol (Wayne), Lloyd (Elaine) and numerous aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Jean was predeceased by her parents, Mike and Elsie Sumka; her parents-in-law, Ernest and Lillian Johnson; sister-in-law, Lil Johnson; brothers-in-law; Denis Nagan, Dennis Sabovitch, George Gray and her special cat, "Sam". Jean grew up on a farm near Poplarfield, Manitoba and attended school in Poplarfield and Fisher Branch. After marrying Wayne Johnson in 1974, she and Wayne moved to Winnipeg. In 1992, they moved to Brandon. Jean enjoyed growing flowers in her garden, doing various crafts, bowling, baseball and going to Country Fest. She especially loved Christmas and decorating the house and yard. The family wishes to express their thanks to the nurses and doctors at the Brandon Regional Health Centre for their compassion and care. Also to all the family and friends that visited Jean in the last month. A Celebration of Jean's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North, Brandon on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Celebrant will be Lydia Glawson. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Jean may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at
Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
CRUICKSHANK: Margaret Dorothy Cruickshank, beloved wife of the Late Thomas Walter and loving mother of Lynne, Ken, Ron, Beth and the late David, passed away at Elkwood Manor, Elkhorn, Manitoba on Monday; February 2, 2015 in her 96th year. Funeral services will be held from St. Paul’s United Church, Virden, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. on Friday; February 6th with Reverend Janis Campbell officiating. Interment will be in Virden Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Elkwood Manor, CancerCare Manitoba or the charity of your choice in memory of Margaret.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
BRADSHAW: George William Murray, of Binscarth, Manitoba, known as Murray to his friends, age 74 passed away peacefully at the Russell hospital on Feb. 1, 2015, after a courageous battle with heart disease and muscular dystrophy. Left to mourn his wife of 48 years, Peggy; sons Neil (Connie), granddaughters, Brook and Breanne, of Brandon and Kevin (Candace), granddaughter, Reagan and grandson, Alex; sisters, Vivian (Cecil) Kennedy of Bassano, Alberta, Marlene (Dave) Jones of Prince George, British Columbia; brother Gary (Jamie) of Binscarth, Manitoba.; also many nieces and nephews and many friends whose lives he touched during his life. There will be a time of remembrance and fellowship on Saturday, February 7, 2015 starting at 2:00 p.m. at the Binscarth Hall. Donations in his name may be made to the Binscarth Park and Pool or the Heart and Stroke Society. A private interment will occur at a later date.
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