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BURNETT: Douglas Gordon Wayne, AKA “Rocky”, born April 23, 1958, passed away peacefully October 7, 2016 with his best friend Mandy, and his loving sisters by his side. A Celebration of Doug’s Life will take place Saturday, October 15 at 2:00 p.m. at the Carroll Hall, Carroll, Manitoba.
PARR: Clarence Robert Parr, of Rapid City, MB; entered into rest on October 5, 2016, at the age f 79 years at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home. He was born in Neudorf, SK on April 17, 1937; in the middle of a family of 14 children, and quickly learned how to live off the land. As he got older, he moved to Manitoba and started farming on his own. He was the proud father of four children and nine grandchildren, all of whom he loved dearly. Upon retiring from farming, he moved to Rapid City to be closer to his family. Due to declining health, he moved into the Minnedosa Personal Care Home where he passed away, surrounded by his loving family and the wonderful nursing staff at MPCH. He was predeceased by his parents Selma (Link) and William Parr, and by multiple brothers and sisters. He is survived by his children: Son Robert Parr (Lynn) and grandchildren Amber-Lynn Parr, Clarissa Parr and Robert Jr. Parr; Son Vincent Parr (Shirley) and grandson Christopher Parr; Daughter Aleta Watson (Brent) and grandchildren Tiffany Watson, Drake Watson and Hunter Watson; and Daughter Lynda Dueck and grandchildren Tabrina Dueck and Matthew Dueck. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Minnedosa Funeral Service Chapel, Minnedosa, MB. Donations may be made to a charity of choice. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa MB in care of arrangements. 1-204-867-3868.
TACAN: Peacefully on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Lena Tacan passed away with her family by her side at the Portage District General Hospital at the age of 58 years. Lena was predeceased by her father Victor; husband Ernie; and grandparents. Lena will lovingly be remembered by her children: Mary (Mark); Serena (Garry); Gina (David); Toni; and Victor (Ashley); grandchildren: Tyson; Nathan; Candace; Kaley; Blair; Shaston; Alexa; Natalie and Taya; mother Marina and her siblings: Valerie; Sharon (Dennis); Carl (Maxine); Vince (Ann-Marie); Anthony (Leaha); Teresa; Kevin (Debra); Michael (Amanda); Desmond (Marci); Dennis (Lola); Cindy and Bill; in-laws: Joyce (Wayne); Myrna; Howard (Theresa); numerous grandchildren; nieces and nephews; family members and friends. Our family would like to give special thanks to the staff of DOTC and Yellowquill College, whom all became family to our mother. We would also like to give thanks to the wonderful health professionals at the Portage District General Hospital. A Wake will be held at the Sioux Valley Veterans Hall on Saturday October 8, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at the Sioux Valley Veterans Hall on Sunday October 9, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend. We would like to thank everyone for all the love and support our family is receiving. 
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WHITTINGHAM: Melvin (Mel) John Whittingham passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in the palliative care unit of Prairie Mountain Health. Mel was born in 1942 in Killarney, Manitoba and moved with his family to Deloraine at age five where he was raised and went to school. He moved to Portage la Prairie in 1959, where he worked and became a mechanic by trade. There he met his wife, Donna, and they married in 1964; later settling in Brandon where they spent most of their 52 years of marriage with the exception of one year in Nanaimo, British Columbia. In Brandon they raised their daughter and son, who have fond memories of their family activities, trips and his sense of humour. Mel was a very hard working man, and had a talent of mastering many things. This included the renovation of two homes including the electrical, plumbing, carpentry and cement work. He became a whiz at the computer, which he enjoyed, and spent endless hours enjoying his yard, gardening and feeding the birds and squirrels. Mel was predeceased by his parents Edna and Henry Whittingham; Uncle Gordon Smith; and brother-in-law Howard Roberts. He is survived by his wife Donna; daughter Wanda of Vancouver; and son Alan (Darcie) and grandsons: Austin and Ethan of Pender Island, British Columbia. He is also survived by his sister’s Marie Roberts of Portage la Prairie; Donna Peters (Steve) of Brandon and several nieces and nephews. We wish to thank Dr. Visser, the staff at the Cancer Care Centre, and all the Nurses at Prairie Mountain Health that gave him such excellent care. A private family Celebration of Life will be held in Mel’s honour at a later date. In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8. He will be sadly missed by many friends and relatives, and will surely never be forgotten.
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PARR: Clarence Robert Parr passed away on October 5, 2016 at the age of 79 years at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Minnedosa Funeral Chapel, Minnedosa, MB with Rev. Jim Vickers officiating. Donations may be made to charity of choice. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
HAPA: Dylan Hapa passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the age of 24 years. A traditional wake will be held at the Sioux Valley Veterans’ Hall on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. with the funeral to begin at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 7, 2016.
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McKAY: Jo-Ann Ethel McKay (Mahpiya Ochokaya Najin) passed away on Monday, October 3, 2016 at the age of 61 years. A Traditional Wake will be held at the Sioux Valley Veterans’ Hall on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. with the Funeral Service on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
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HORN: On Tuesday, October 4, 2016, Clarence William Horn, age 81 years, beloved husband of Doreen and father to Bill and Gary, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. The Celebration of Clarence's Life will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Lydia Glawson, Funeral Celebrant, will officiate. Following a reception at Memories Chapel, the committal will take place at the Brandon Cemetery Columbarium. Donations in memory of Clarence may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Western Manitoba Cancer Centre, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2B3, or to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada, P.O. Box 21047, Brandon, MB R7B 3W8. Complete obituary information will follow.
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MERNER: Marjorie Elisabeth Merner (Nee Curle). With sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our mother Marjorie Merner, with her family by her side on September 30th, 2016. Mom will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends.Marjorie is survived by Edna (Russ) Krosney, Greg (Maureen Morrison), Terry (Ingrid), Sandra (Bill) Thickson, Brian (Karen), Brad (Gloria Merner), Sisters Phylis Bray and Maxine Clark, sixteen grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Addison Merner, brother Charlie Curle, sister Doris Scarrow, sons Roy Merner and Randy Merner, and grandsons, Darren Krosney and Sean Thickson. Marjorie and Addison were married September 1941. They moved to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and Scrieber, Ontario before settling in Winnipeg in the Elmwood area where they raised their family. Mom’s career spanned over years of employment at Women’s Pavilion on the maternity ward. Her career extended to returning to Red River College at age 50. She graduated in Social Services. Employed at Family Services until her retirement. Her family was very important and she made many friends over her lifetime. Marjorie enjoyed conversation, music and travelling. The family would like to thank the staff at the Concordia Place for their care and compassion. Viewing will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, with a Memorial Service on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 2:00 pm both will be held at Klassen Funeral Home. There will be a private family interment at Elmwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a donation to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Those we love don’t go away,They walk beside us everyday…Unseen, unheard but always near,Still loved, still missed, and very dear.
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JONES: Helen Elizabeth Jones (née Copeland). It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dearly beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Helen, age 94 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, September 28th, 2016. Helen was called home and passed peacefully with her daughter and grandsons by her side. Helen was born in McCreary, Manitoba on January 15th, 1922 and attended Bracken School where she met Les, the love of her life. Later the family moved to Ochre River, Manitoba where her Mom and Dad ran Cope’s Café and later a small corner store. Helen was always busy helping out in the café and later worked for the Beaver Hardware Store in Ochre River. On August 27, 1941 Helen & Les were married in Winnipeg, Manitoba and started their lives together forever. Throughout the early years they bounced around a lot until finally settling in Winnipeg, Manitoba when Les became the Secretary Treasurer of Assiniboia. Helen was a very social person, making friends and acquaintances quickly which enriched her life as these became lifelong relationships. Helen valued family and loved people. Helen possessed the unique ability to instantly make her guests feel loved and important to her. She always had an open door when friends and family stopped by for a bite or a bed for the night. On September 9th, 1952, Helen started a new chapter in her life with the birth of their son Dean, who was joined by his little sister, Gay, on October 1st, 1959. Helen felt her life was blessed as family was her greatest joy and watching them grow and learn the lessons she taught made her feel complete. Helen not only taught life lessons. As the family cook, carpenter, plumber and handywoman; she passed on many skills to all of her children and the generations that followed. She shared her love of music, conversation, and taking the time to be with family with us all. In her last days she took great comfort in knowing that we had learned these lessons well. Helen was always busy volunteering or working at a job of some kind - making chocolates for Morden’s Chocolates, then later, working many years at the Odeon Drive-In just outside Winnipeg. It was there that she introduced us to the entertainment in movies - something we enjoyed together for many years. Upon Les’ retirement, Helen & Les moved to Dauphin to be closer to family and their favorite place - their cottage at Ochre Beach. That is where they enjoyed many good times and made many great memories. Helen kept busy working as a part time cleaner at Johnston’s Law Office and ran the beach store for a couple of years. In 1994, Helen & Les moved to Brandon, Manitoba to be closer to their daughter. They were fortunate to find a little house on a beautiful street with great neighbours. They loved that house and Helen remained there until she took ill in early September. Helen is survived by her loving daughter Gay, whom she was very proud of; her precious grandsons: Kevin (Chelle) and Scott (Jenni) along with great grandchildren: Grayden, Poppy, Paisley, and Emmett. Sister Lois (Floyd) Kristjanson, Ochre River, Manitoba; sister-in-law Grace (Bill) Jones, St. Albert, Alberta and extended family, cousins, nieces and nephews. Helen was predeceased by her beloved husband Les in 2003; her only son Dean in 1999; parents Louis and Ethel Copeland; sisters: Velma (Ted) Park, Nell (Lloyd) Waite,brothers-in-law: Lloyd Waite; Ted Park and William (Bill) Jones. A Funeral Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, October 7th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Joanne Kury of Headingley United Church officiating. A private interment will follow at a later date at McCreary Cemetery, McCreary, Manitoba. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Helen’s memory to the Brandon University Foundation, 270-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 6A9, towards a bursary in Helen’s memory for the School of Nursing.
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WOOD: Lloyd Wood, of Rivers, MB; beloved husband of Elaine; father of Lawrence, Dianne (Stephen), Brenda (Randy), Garth, Karen, passed away at Bren Del Win Lodge, Deloraine, MB on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 86 years of age. A service to celebrate Lloyd’s life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, Rivers, MB on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 2:00pm followed by a reception. A private committal service will take place at the Tarbolton Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Lloyd’s memory to the Bren Del Win Lodge Memorial Fund, Deloraine, MB, R0M 0M0; the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #75, Rivers, MB, R0K 1X0; or to the Riverdale Hospital Foundation, Rivers, MB, R0K 1X0.
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Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
STITT: Willis Stitt passed away peacefully on Friday, September 30th, 2016 at Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 86 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Mildred and their family. A Memorial Service will be held at McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church, 635 McDiarmid Dr., Brandon, on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at 3:30 p.m. at Rossburn Cemetery. Donations in memory of Willis may be made to the Global Missions Fund c/o 635 McDiarmid Drive, Brandon, MB, R7A 2H6 or the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-2430 Victoria Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7B 0M5. A Complete obituary will follow.
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PEACOCK: Raymond Peacock of Birtle, Manitoba passed away on September 29, 2016 at the Russell District Health Centre at the age of 84 years. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. from the Birtle United Church. Interment to follow in the Birtle Cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Expanding Community Cancer Care, c/o Living Legacy Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1343, Russell, Manitoba R0J 1W0.
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Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell are in care of arrangements. (204) 773-2747.
HUGHSON: Lloyd passed away July 14, 2016 in Edmonton, AB. The family is holding a Celebration of Life on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. at Clarke’s Funeral Home, Gladstone, MB.
KEILBACK: Pauline Julia Keilback (née Semeniuk) passed away at her residence, Fairview Personal Care Home, on Friday, September 30, 2016 at the age of 83 years. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Pauline may be made to Parkinson Canada, 208-1011 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 0L5. Complete obituary information to follow.
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