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ROZIERE: Norman Roziere (Rozie) passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre with his family by his side on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at the age of 66 years. “Rozie” was born June 8, 1950, the eldest son of twelve children in Notre Dame De Lourdes, Manitoba to Adolphe and Henriette Roziere. At a young age his family moved to Oak Lake, where he discovered his love for the outdoors, hunting, fishing and years later, his bride. He graduated from Virden Collegiate, and shortly after moved to Brandon. On March 11, 1972 he married Norma Louise Topp, and together they raised four boys. In April of 1979, Rozie began a 35 year career as a Firefighter with the City of Brandon. Lieutenant Roziere loved his career, his brother and sister Firefighters, and helping people in their time of need. He also loved to be the center of, or the instigator of good practical jokes, on and off shift. Rozie loved filling his time with family and the outdoors, hunting and fishing. With great pride he has passed these loves along to his children and grandchildren. The entire family is grateful for one last fishing trip with Grandpa/Dad on July 1. Rozie is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Norma; his sons Jeff (Kim) Jesse, Josh, Chloe, Nik and Zak; Rick (Tanya) Jack, Eric and Ryan; Kevin (June) Megan, Madison and Zack; Greg (Sheri) Selena, Serena, Rain, Jet and River, Daughter-in-law Marcy (Troy). His sisters: Renee, Polly (Willie); Peggy (Ken); Giselle (Steve), and brothers David, Rob (Giselle), Roger (Tammie), Tony (Marlise), Mike (Janid); Brother-in-law Bob (Sandy); father-in-law Bob Topp, and many nieces and nephews. Rozie is predeceased by his parents Henriette and Adolphe Roziere; sisters Maria and Diane; brother-in-law Bob; mother-in-law Alice; infant grandson Luke; and great fishing partner Mike Szczepanski. A Memorial Service will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Norman may be made to the Brandon Area Community Foundation, Norman Roziere Scholarship Fund for Manitoba Emergency Services Paramedic Program, DPO Box 22096, Brandon, MB, R7A 6Y9, (204) 571- 0529 or made online at
A Good ManHusband and father, loving and trueHe was always there for us.Secure and protected under his careA child couldn’t ask for more.Teaching by example the values in life;Self reliance, honesty and right.
Cheerfully whistling, lending a handFilling our home with laughter and song.Strong yet gentle, strict but fairA foundation to grow up on.To us, larger than life… he could do no wrongSo proud we were that he was ours.
Now, no longer seen through childhoods eyesHe’s still all these things to us.Our Hero… Our Dad.
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SCOTT: James (Jim) A. Scott; of Hamiota, MB; passed away suddenly on Monday, July 4, 2016 at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota at 70 years of age. Jim is lovingly remembered by his wife Marie (nee Brandt); sons Vaughn (Denise) and Brant (Frankie); grandchildren Katelynn and Madison Scott; and by sisters-in-law Janet and Maryann. Jim was predeceased by his parents Bruce and Del Scott; and brothers Ross and Ray Scott. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at the Hamiota Community Centre at 2:00 pm with interment following in the Hamiota Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Jim’s memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3–824 18th St, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7 or to the Hamiota Community Foundation Inc., Box 100, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0. Messages of condolence can be shared at Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
SEARLE: Clayton (Clay) B. Searle of Minnedosa, Manitoba passed away peacefully June 4, 2016 at the age of 93. He was born on Nov. 5, 1922 in Rapid City, Manitoba. He moved to Brandon with his parents and siblings at the age of 6. Shortly after the outbreak of World War ll, Clay enlisted and served overseas for 4 years. Not long after returning to Brandon, he met and married Loreen (Lori) Baker on September 1, 1948. They had two children. They moved from Onanole to Minnedosa in 1951 where he ran a barbershop for 25 years, before becoming greenskeeper at the golf course during summer months and served as icemaker and caretaker of the rink in winter. Clay and Lori became members of the United Church of Canada in 1951 and he was a founding member of the AOTS Christian Men’s Club. He belonged to the Army Reserve for many years and became an active member of the Legion. Clay and Lori purchased a cabin in the old campground at Clear Lake in the early 1980s and spent many wonderful summers up there. He returned to Europe on a veteran’s tour for six weeks in 2008. He was driven to live life to the fullest and kept very active throughout his entire life. For relaxation, he enjoyed oil painting, cribbage, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, and watching sports on television. He was ardent fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Being with family and friends was also very important to him. Bowling and golf were passions for him and he was deeply moved when presented with a lifetime membership to the Minnedosa Golf Course. He also thoroughly enjoyed kayaking and was doing so up to last year. At one time, winter activities included downhill and cross-country skiing. Clay was predeceased by his parents: Stanley and Georgina (Pearl) Searle and sisters Dorothy and Florence as well as by wife Lori. Sister Marion passed away shortly after him. He leaves to mourn his brother, Stanley (Bud) Searle, and his son, Rick (Dianne), of Victoria, BC and daughter, Judy Menzies (Blake), of Birtle, Manitoba. A Celebration of Clay’s Life was held on July 7, 2016 at Minnedosa United Church with interment on July 8, 2016 in Neepawa. Donations may be made to the Minnedosa United Church or Minnedosa Palliative Care. Minnedosa Funeral Service in care of arrangements.
SEBASTIAN: Robert William Sebastian, who lived 75 years of a fabulous life, left us on June 27, 2016 to join the "Antique Car Club" I'm the sky. Now that I am gone , there is a slim chance you "pickets " may have an opportunity to get one or two good buys. You boys know who I am talking about. Bob was born in Brandon, Manitoba where he met the love of his life Miss Canada contestant, Alice Trefiak. Fortunately, he had a cool car, so Alice agreed to date him, the rest is history. Theirs' was a true love story. After 48 years of a wonderful marriage, Bob leaves behind his loving wife, Alice and his amazing children, who made him so happy, Richard and children Dean , Amie and Olivia; Christine (Irwin) and son William; Sheila and sons Mikey and Robby; Bobbi-Lee (Jamie); Jill (Ken) and son Adrian; as well as his grand-daughter Dog, "Bella" and his favourite feline daughter "Missy", who walk all over his new show car without the worry of being scolded. He also leaves behind many friends , and in particular one very special friend "Gary Koo", who visited him in his "shop " to talk about cars, collectibles and man talk in general. He always welcomed everyone to come and share a drink and a good story. A celebration of Robert's life was held on Sunday July 3rd, 2016, 2:00pm, at 1350 TCH , Sorrento, B.C. We will all miss you and remember you forever as a kind and loving man. Arrangements entrusted to Fisher Funeral Services & Crematorium, Salmon Arm.
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SHAMANSKI: Elizabeth E. Shamanski died June 16, 2016 at her family farm near Wellwood, Manitoba. She lived there most of her life on the land bought by her grandfather Daniel Aikenhead around 1890 and later sold to his son-in-law Sigurdur Goodman, Betty's father. Betty was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba March 30, 1929. She completed grade eleven at Wellwood School and attended Brandon College for one year. With her teaching permit, she taught for one year before taking nurse’s training at Dauphin General Hospital, Dauphin, Manitoba. She married Robert Shamanski October 24, 1953 in Neepawa, Manitoba. They eventually took over the Goodman family farm in Wellwood at the end of 1962. Betty was a nurse at Carberry Hospital. She worked the midnight shift, but found time to raise six children. A back injury forced her to leave work in 1992. In retirement, she enjoyed most her garden, her kitchen, her family, and a good curling bonspiel on television. Betty leaves behind six children and many grandchildren: Robert, and his daughter Erica Sinclair; Shelley (Ron Dickson), and children Michael Dickson, Jaime Billaney, and Dana Kautz; Larry, and children Nicholas, Steven, Samantha, and Mackenzie; Trevor (Arla), and children Kalia, Tristan, Bryden, and Shaila; David (Francisco Alonso de la Cruz); and Kevin (Kim), and daughters Madison and Piper. She is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren and her brother Reg Goodman of P.E.I. She is predeceased by husband Robert, parents Sigurdur and Mildred Goodman, and sister Margaret Goodman. A funeral service was held June 25, 2016 at the Carberry United Church, Carberry, Manitoba.
SHORT: Lawrence Holwell Short passed away June 26, 2016 at the age of 95 at Riverdale Personal Care Home, where he resided since September of 2015. Lawrence was born on September 28, 1920 to Esther and George Short and was raised on the family farm seven miles north of Rivers, MB. In 1946 he married Charlotte Fraser Blandford of Rivers. Together they raised three children: Gerald, Lorna and Norman. Dad started farming full -time in his late teens when his father fell ill and remained on the same farm until 1991, at which time he and “Lottie” moved to Rivers. Dad was not much for livestock and was glad when the last cow went down the lane in the mid 50’s. Now he had more time to devote to working in the shop where he loved to build machinery, a cultivator, two land scrapers, front end loader, snow plows and tractor cabs for himself and a few neighbors were some of the pieces he manufactured. He also built 4 different camping units, from a trailer to a motor home. As he grew closer to retirement age, he started building radio controlled model airplanes from scratch, spending many long hours working in his “airplane shack”. Mom and Dad spent many happy winters down south, mostly in Mesa, Arizona, meeting up with new found friends at the trailer park. It was there that his friend Les Dyer got him hooked on golfing, and he spent many happy days golfing at Riverdale Golf Course right into his 90’s. A proud moment for him was when he golfed his age on 18 holes. Lawrence was predeceased by his wife Lottie and sister Muriel. Lawrence is survived by his three children: Gerald (Lorna), Lorna (Glenn McGregor), Norman (Donna); two sisters Hazel Skuce and Clara Hornibrook; grandchildren Marie (Kevin), Laurie (Sam), Steven (Sarah), Kristie (Andrew), Jeremy, Maraleigh, and six great grandchildren. A family graveside service will be held at a later date.
WOTTON-WEAR: The family of Shirley Wotton will be holding a celebration of life on July 16, 2016 at Riverview Curling Club from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
BELCOURT: Paul Belcourt December 6, 1934 - July 5, 2016. Peacefully on July 5, 2016 at his residence, our Father, Paul Belcourt of St. Eustache, MB passed away at the age of 81 years. He is predeceased by his beloved wife Pearl in 2014. He leaves to cherish his memory, his dog “Bucky”; his children: Earl (Gloria) Belcourt, Barbara (Tony) Garrioch, Sandra (Wayne) Barnes, Eldon Belcourt and Freddy (Dawn) Belcourt; his grandchildren: Corry (Caroline) Belcourt, Chrissy Belcourt, Stephen Garrioch, Marie-Anne (Nathan Peters), Stacey Barnes (Tyler Flett), Sherene Barnes-Kauppila (Landon Kauppila), Samantha Barnes (Randell Johnson); his great grandchildren: Paul Belcourt Jr, Bentley Peters, Francis Barnes, Cohen Barnes, Talia Belcourt, Layton Belcourt, Calem Belcourt, as well as numerous relatives and friends. Paul Belcourt was born in St. Boniface on December 6th, 1934. Paul grew up in the town of St. Eustache and lived his life there. He then met Pearl who became his wife for over 50 years. Together they raised five children whom he loved very much. He was a devote and beloved father. Paul was a hard worker, providing for his wife and children as a plumber and pipfitter for over 45 years. He enjoyed family camping trips and fishing throughout the summer months. Paul loved animals. He was an avid pigeon lover, receiving several awards. He was a very religious man, who made it an important part of his family's life. He was a caring grandfather to his grandchildren and enjoyed life to the fullest when having them around. He will now join his wife in heaven as she awaits his arrival. Thank you to our Uncle Eldon for taking care of our grandfather and father, and seeing him through his illness. We would also like to thank the home care team of the Southern Regional Health Authority and Palliative Care Services. You all provided Dad with excellent care and comfort during a difficult time. Funeral services will be held in the St. Eustache Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, July 9, 2016. Recitation of the Rosary and music at 10:30 followed by Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. with Father Michel Nault officiating. Interment in the Parish Cemetery immediately after the funeral service. Adam’s Funeral Home of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba in care of arrangements. 204-248-2201 or 1-888-400-2326.
LOCKHART:Ivy Jane Lockhart (nee Richardson), beloved wife of the late Vernon Lockhart, mother of Art and Murray (Lori), passed away at Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota, MB on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 92 years of age. A service to celebrate Ivy’s life will be held at the Miniota United Church, Miniota, MB on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with interment following in the Arrow River Cemetery. A reception will conclude the services at the Arrow River Community Hall. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Ivy’s memory to the Birch Lodge PCH Activity Fund, c/o Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0.
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Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
WALKER: Lynda Shirley Walker beloved partner of Duane, mom to Kevin, died at her residence in Brandon, Manitoba on June 30, 2016 at the age of 69. In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place and a private graveside service will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Neepawa, Manitoba. Donations in memory of Lynda may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association; 23 12th Street Brandon, Manitoba R7A 4L6.
Messages of condolence may be made online at Wheatland Funeral Service(204)
ROZIERE: Norman Roziere (Rozie) passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre with his family by his side on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at the age of 66 years. A Memorial Service will be held at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Norman may be made to the Brandon Area Community Foundation, Norman Roziere Scholarship Fund for Manitoba Emergency Services College students. Donations may be sent to DPO Box 22096, Brandon, MB, R7A 6Y9, or made online at Complete obituary information to follow.
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WILLMS: On Monday, July 4, 2016, Harry Peter Willms, age 83 years, of Brandon, formerly of Forrest, beloved husband of Mary and father to Cathy Macialek and Greg, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. A time of visitation will take place on Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. with a time of devotion at 7:15 p.m. at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North. The Funeral Service will take place on Friday, July 8, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Richmond Park Mennonite Brethren Church, 1525-26th Street. Pastor Gerry Harms will officiate. A reception will follow at the Church. The interment service will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Sparling Cemetery. Donations in memory of Harry may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2B7 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3-824 18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7. Complete obituary information will follow.
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MONTGOMERY: Marybelle June Montgomery passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at the age of 78 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband John; sons Kevin Montgomery and Kurt (Kathy) Montgomery; grandchildren Katarina and Josh. A Memorial Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, July 8, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. If friends so wish, donations in memory of Marybelle may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8.
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BONE: Brenda Jean “Wiyaka Tokahe Win”. It is with great sadness that our Ina, Gramma, Sister and Aunt made her journey to the Spirit World on June 29, 2016 at Brandon Regional Health Centre. She was born January 3, 1950 and leaves to mourn her daughters, Anna, Roberta (Jason), Jennifer (Rick), Andrea and Melissa. Also her siblings, Robert Sioux, Amelia Sioux, George Sioux (Bonnie), Andrew Sioux, Frank Sioux (Emmy), Tony Sioux (Candace), Kathy Sioux, Hunka sister, Glenys Elk. Her beloved grandchildren, great- grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Also her Aunt Lena Cote, Uncles Art McKay and Joe Mireau. She was predeceased by her husband Robert Bone, parents John and Elizabeth Sioux, sisters Loretta Sioux, Janet Bunn, brothers Joseph Sioux and Rick Elk. Services for our dear mother will be on July 4, 2016 at Brockie Donovan Chapel at 7:00 pm. On July 5, 2016 she will be brought to her home at 10:00 am then proceed to Sioux Valley Veterans Hall for traditional services. Wopida Tanka for the prayers and words of encouragement during this difficult time. Special Thank You to BRHC – ICU Staff and Rachelle Wilk.
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