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JOHNSTON: Terry Ann Johnston, age 59 years of Brandon, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Friday, February 20, 2015. Terry was born on January 23, 1956 at Iserlohn, Germany where her dad was stationed as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces. She was the third child of eight born to Andy and Edna Eckhart. The family returned to Canada and lived in Petawawa and then Shilo where they remained until her Dad's retirement. Terry attended school on the base at Shilo. Right out of school, she went to work at the Brandon Mental Health Centre as management in the dietary department until the institution closed. Terry then went to work in the stores office at Maple Leaf for the past fourteen years. Terry's first marriage was to Brent Chamberlain and together they had a daughter Tracy, born in 1983. Later, while working at BMHC, she met Don Johnston. They were married on March 12, 1993 and Terry became a second mom to Don's boys, Brett and Kyle. Terry enjoyed cooking and was great at it, which her children really appreciated. Her bookshelves were full of cookbooks and her special meals would impress the boy's girlfriends when they were home for dinner. Terry loved to play cards, especially cribbage and rummy, with her family members. She was good and quick at the math, and taught Brett and Kyle to play as well. Terry also enjoyed reading, dancing, travelling, music-sharing Brett and Kyle's musical interests, classic movies with Cary Grant, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, murder mysteries - watching "Murder She Wrote", and animals - especially dogs. Terry loved Christmas time and shopping to get the right gift for everyone, but most of all she loved looking after her family. Terry will be deeply missed by her husband Don; children Tracy, Brett (girlfriend Trish) and Kyle (girlfriend Jessica). She will be lovingly remembered by her mom Edna; siblings Rick (Joanne), David, Carol (Rob), Linda (Jim), Donald (Deanna), Susan (Joey); brother-in-law Brent (Charlene) as well as numerous nieces and nephews, friends and co-workers. Terry was predeceased by her dad Andy, sister Donna and brother-in-law Danny. The Celebration of Terry's Life took place at Central United Church on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. Lydia Glawson, Funeral Celebrant officiated. Urn Bearers were her children Tracy, Brett and Kyle. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Terry may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3 - 824 - 8th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
DOWHAN: Stephen Kenneth Dowhan. Born April 13, 1957 in Gimli, Manitoba and died suddenly from a severe brain hemorrhage at Victoria General Hospital, Victoria, BC., November 10, 2014. Stephen was predeceased by his father Steve in 2007 and grandmother Josie Skwarok in 2012. He is survived by his mother Elsie of Parksville, BC, wife Sandie of Qualicum Beach, BC, sons Carver (Krista Burt) and Cole of Red Deer, AB., sister Lynn Dutton (Craig) of Qualicum Beach, BC, sister Debbie Dowhan of Parksville, BC and sister Patty Johnson (Alan Ursel) of Parksville, BC. Also survived by nieces Brandi (Damien), Mila, Abbey and nephew William Dutton, niece Josie-Lynn and nephew Andrew Johnson (Paige) and grand-niece Eva. Stephen (Spook) grew up in Gimli until 1969, when the Dowhan family relocated to Rapid City, MB. He graduated from Elton Collegiate in 1975 and started work with Manitoba Hydro shortly thereafter. Stephen married Sandie in 1988. During his 40 years with Manitoba Hydro he lived and/or worked in Brandon, Dorsey, Grand Rapids, Gillam, Shoal Lake, Selkirk and Stonewall. While working with Manitoba Hydro International in Saudi Arabia, Sandie and Spook moved to Qualicum Beach, BC to be close to his family. He was well known for his MacGyver lifestyle and can do attitude. His best known quote: “how hard can it be”! He believed in community and served as Mayor in Gillam, volunteer fire fighter in Shoal Lake, fire works director and tech guy for Amazing Race in Rapid City to name a few. Stephen was the family trail blazer. He was the first to get involved with computers, satellite dishes, vitamins and electronics. His many passions included music, audio-visual media devices, hockey, tri-athalons, water skiing, swimming, skydiving and scuba diving. His favourite toy was his Harley motorcycle. His latest love was scuba diving and he had planned to start his own business. He was a gifted hockey player and coach as well as a soccer coach. The Blue Bombers lost a very loyal fan! His favourite hockey team was the one his sons were part of. Stephen was a kind gentle man, a son, a brother, a husband, a father, an uncle, a friend and coach. He was a patient man, always willing to share his knowledge, his love, quick smile and laughter. Everyone had to see his newest gadget or toy because he always had the first and best! Spook made friends easily and anyone who knew him was his friend and a friend for life. The family invites everyone who knew Stephen to join us on June 13th in Rapid City for a celebration of his life. A graveside memorial will take place at 12:00 noon, followed by a lunch from 1:00-3:00 pm at Rapid City Legion. Everyone is then invited for supper and a wake to say farewell to a remarkable brilliant man. Please RSVP to Patty Johnson 250-927-4497 (
Christian “Chris” Hendrik Corbey, 90, died February 23, 2015 at Fairview Home in Brandon. Chris was born in Thorn, Netherlands, on January 5, 1925. He immigrated to Canada in 1953 along with his brother Victor, Victor’s wife Gabrielle and their children, Harriet, John and Frank. Chris then went to work at the Stan Henry farm in Oak River. In 1957 he then moved and worked alongside his brother Victor on the home farm. Chris was a school bus driver for many years with Rolling River School Division. Chris loved horses and enjoyed showing them at local fairs. He also loved nature and bird watching. He was a very happy person and could be found whistling every morning. Chris would always lend a hand, no matter how big or small the task.
He will be missed
Chris leaves to mourn his only surviving sister, Annie Seerden (Netherlands), his companion Mary Radsma, sister-in-law Gabrielle Corbey, nephews John and Frank Corbey, nieces Mary-Ann and Vicky, numerous nephews, nieces and cousins in Netherlands and Canada. A private service will be held at a later date. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Chris may be made to a charity of choice.
COCHRANE: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Adele Lorraine Cochrane age 76 years of Hamiota, Manitoba on Tuesday February 24, 2015 at the Hamiota and District Health Centre. Lorraine is survived by her husband Gary; daughter Heather (Rob), and son Blaine (Trina), and grandchildren: Melissa (Brett), Riley, Quinn, and Brody. Lorraine was born on August 11, 1938 at Hamiota, Manitoba, to Harvey and Ruby Gray. After she completed her schooling in Oakner Consolidated School, she headed to Winnipeg to attend secretarial college. Once she graduated from the two year course, she found employment with Blue Cross. In all she was in Winnipeg for four years, before she decided to head back home and marry Gary Cochrane. Together, they purchased the Gray family farm and ran a mixed livestock and grain farm. Heather was born in 1963, and Blaine was born in 1967. Lorraine was involved in all aspects of the farm, from hauling grain, to raising livestock, and growing a bountiful garden. For many years she enjoyed driving the local school van to meet the local school bus. She served as secretary of the Hamiota Ag Society for 15 years, and also was the Secretary Treasurer for Park Residence. Lorraine was a competitive sports enthusiast, curling competitively at a high level. As much as participating, she loved watching sports, especially when it involved her kids and grandkids. She never missed a curling game, hockey game, or ball game. She loved to do crossword, and jigsaw puzzles while watching many sporting events on tv. Lorraine touched many lives, and those who knew her will remember her for her infectious laugh, sharp wit, love for a good joke, and getting together with friends to enjoy a good cup of coffee. A private family graveside service was held on Saturday February 28, 2015 at Scotia Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota, Manitoba. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Lorraine's memory to the Hamiota Agricultural Society, Hamiota, Manitoba, R0M 0T0 or to the Hamiota and District Sports Complex Memorial Fund, Box 100, Hamiota Manitoba, R0M 0T0, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 824 18th Street Unit #3, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7. The family would like to express their thanks to the staff at the Hamiota and District Health Centre who helped us on such a difficult day. Also to Campbell Funeral Home, and the many friends and family who phoned, dropped by, and shared their thoughts with us about Lorraine.
ANGUS: Wayne James Angus; beloved husband of Doreen and father of Chris (Kim); passed away at the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 73 years of age. A service to celebrate Wayne’s life will be held at the Hamiota United Church, Hamiota, MB on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 2:00pm with interment following in the Scotia Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Wayne’s memory to CancerCare Manitoba, PO Box 2248 Stn Main, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 9Z9 or to the Hamiota United Church Memorial Fund, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0 or to the Hamiota Agricultural Society, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0.
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Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
BROWN: Ruth Marion passed away at the Souris Personal Care Home on February 19, 2015 in her 98th year. She was born on April 4, 1916 in Morden Manitoba to Ernest and Mary (Bayliss) McElroy. She and her siblings Phyllis, Robert and Ross moved to Souris at a very young age where she started school and graduated in 1937. In 1939 she enrolled in the nursing program at the Souris Memorial Hospital and graduated as a registered nurse in 1942. Classmates and colleagues would remain friends for life. Ruth began her nursing career at Souris that year and worked there in various positions until her retirement in 1981. In 1945 she married Harold Arthur Brown. They farmed in the Hebron District. Ruth became a mother to Arva, Lyle and Gail. Her commitment to her family knew no bounds. Ruth and Harold retired to Souris in 1976. She was very active within the community belonging to many organizations. Ruth was a devoted grandmother to her seven granddaughters. Her home was a center of activity on any family occasion. She was the unequivocal leader, mentor and caregiver to our family and she loved it. Always a special treat in the candy dish, cookies in the cookie jar and special cakes on birthdays. Ruth remained in her home until 2011 when she moved into the Souris Personal Care Home. She is survived by her children Arva (Ken) Wiess, Lyle (Sharon) and Gail Smith, her granddaughters Tara Wiess, Kim (Brad) Adamko, Lindsay (Craig Allison) Smith, Jessica (Brett Arbuckle) Brown, Erica Smith, Kristi Brown, Amy Smith, great grandchildren Ryan and Scott Adamko, Aubree and Graham Arbuckle. Ruth was predeceased by her husband Harold, parents and brothers and sister. Ruth was dedicated to her profession, her husband, her family and community.
A life well lived.
JOHNSON: Jean Elizabeth (née Soper). Jean passed away at the Hillcrest Nursing Home on March 8, 2015. Jean was the only child of Tom and Mae Soper, born in the Neepawa, Manitoba area on August 1st, 1929. She married John Johnson on September 15th, 1949. After marriage, they resided in Neepawa and ran a catering business as well as a catering bus, that was often seen around Neepawa town functions and down at Lake Erwin in the summer. They also ran a bicycle repair shop as well as auction service. Jean was always there to support John in his ventures.Jean was a very devoted and dedicated person who had a kind heart; she would be there to assist anyone that needed help - giving all she could of herself. They were very avid church goers and would gather items to give to the less fortunate in the community, as well as send items overseas. Jean loved gardening and was a hard worker. She loved birds and animals and loved life and never asked for much. She had touched many people over her 85 years. In later years, they resided in Brandon, Manitoba where her husband passed away. Due to failing health, she made her home at Hillcrest Nursing Home until her passing. She is survived by her sisters-in-law Joyce Hardy, Grace (Murray) Tufford, and Margaret (Robert) Pitt and families. Dear Cousins Bruce (Joyce) Soper, Doug Soper, Margaret Trusdal and families. Not to forget the vast amount of nieces, nephews and friends. Jean was predeceased by her husband John Johnson, and parents Tom and Mae (née Stinson) Soper. Many thanks to all staff at Hillcrest Nursing Home for the care and dedication provided over the years. A Graveside service will be held on Monday, March 16th, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Riverside Cemetery in Neepawa, Manitoba, with Oscar Gutierrez presiding.
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ARISS: Stella Ariss, wife of the late Charlie Ariss, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2015, at 103 years of age at her residence, Fairview Personal Care Home, Brandon, Manitoba. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Stella’s life and interment will take place at a later date at Isabella, Manitoba. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Isabella Community Centre, Isabella, Manitoba, R0M 0Y0. Rae’s/Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service in care of arrangements. 1-204-759-2160.
ANDERSON: Mr. Ken Anderson, husband of the late Mrs. Alison Anderson, formerly of Pierson, MB., passed away at the Wawanesa Personal Care Home, Wawanesa, MB. on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at the age of 96. The funeral service will be held from the Pierson United Church, Pierson, MB. on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with (rev.) Heather Sandilands officiating. Interment at the Pierson Cemetery will take place at a later date. Donations in memory of Ken may be given to the Wawanesa Personal Care Home, Box 309, Wawanesa, MB. R0K 2G0 or to the 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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KOSIOR: Nellie Kosior (née Lamb) March 3, 1936 - February 27, 2015.
The saddest moment is when the person who gave you the best memories, becomes a memory.
On February 27, 2015, only three days before her 79th birthday, Nellie peacefully left this earth with her family by her side. She was predeceased by her father Mike Lamb, mother Anne Lamb, infant son Stefan, brother Richard (Dick) Lamb, brothers-in-law Charlie (McKay) and Frank (Kwiatkowski). Nellie is survived by three sisters, Eva McKay (Charlie), Vergie Kokorudz (Stanley), Marlene Gerelus (Bill) and sisters-in-law Maureen Lamb and Cecile Kwiatkowski. She leaves to mourn her husband Joseph of 57 years, children Jake (Irene), Walter, Charlene (Wayne) Thompson and Lisa. She also leaves five grandchildren, Leslie, Stefan, Kathleen, Olivia and Avery along with three great-grandchildren, Kaleigh, Joseph and Emberlynn. She had many cherished nieces and nephews. Nellie was born on the Lamb family homestead near Oakburn, Manitoba and attended Roger’s Elementary School in Oakburn. Before the days of television and internet, Nellie and her siblings spent evenings together dancing to the tune of father’s fiddle at the farm. At the age of fifteen, Nellie went with Eva to the big city of Brandon, Manitoba to work at the Brandon Packers Plant. Together, they lived in a small apartment on 2nd Street in Brandon and spent weekends dancing at the Palladium on Rosser Avenue. Nellie was very musically inclined playing the accordion, violin and piano with accordion lessons during weekday evenings. Nellie met her husband Joe on a blind date where he took her to the 1957 New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance at the Sokol Hall, and after a whirlwind romance, they were married only six months later on June 15, 1957. Together, they built a house and raised a family at 1834 McDonald Avenue in Brandon’s North End. She was an active member of the Polish National Catholic Church and also the Sokol Hall. It was here that she made some of her closest friendships and had some of the best times of her life. For the first fifteen years of her married life, Nellie managed the family household and her four children. As the children got older, Nellie took on the role of administrator and book-keeper for the family business, Aurora Video and Audio until her passing. While Nellie and Joe spent many summers at the cottage in Clear Lake, Manitoba and 31 winters at the family home in Weslaco, Texas, they also travelled extensively together to destinations in the Caribbean Europe, South America and the United States. Nellie’s hobbies included her rose and vegetable garden in Brandon and tending the grapefruit tree in Weslaco, Texas. She had amazing pickling and canning skills and we will remember many tireless evenings of Nellie working late into the night until the job was done. She was a master in the kitchen and could warm a hungry heart with not only her cooking, but her genuine compassion for her friends and family. She was well known in the VLT lounges and could light up any room as soon as she walked in. But, nothing could light Nellie up quicker than the love of her Joe, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Nellie will be especially remembered for her quick wit and humor, perhaps responding too quickly and getting her words mixed up, but once she realized what she said, it was fun to all be in on the joke. Nellie touched the lives of many people with her smile and generosity, and maintained her trademark sense of humor all the way to the end.
Whenever we feel sad because we miss you, we willtry and remember how lucky we are to have someone so special to miss.
Evening Prayers were held on Wednesday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m. at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home. Nellie’s Funeral Service was held on Thursday, March 5 at 11:00 a.m. at the Brockie Donovan Chapel. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Westman Dreams for Kids Foundation, 2-37 – 11th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 4J2.
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LLOYD-DAVIES: The Very Reverend Canon Richard Lloyd-Davies, August 13, 1926 - March 11, 2015. Richard, with his family by his side, passed away at Dinsdale Personal Care Home, Brandon, Manitoba. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughters Kathy Cote (Bill Cote), Shirley Lloyd-Davies (Kelly Crosson), Patty Snider (Darcy Snider), Maureen Lloyd-Davies (Jeff DeBacker); grandchildren Tom Cote (April Cote), Bryce Cote, Cody Crosson (Kaley Planidin), Teal Crosson, Courtney and Tristan Snider (Meghan Rebekah), Richard, Alex and Nina Switzer; great grandchildren Cole Crosson, Carter Bateman and soon to arrive Elijah Cote; brother, Richard Lloyd-Davies residing in England, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Lloyd was predeceased by his loving wife, Wilma Lloyd-Davies; parents Richard Lloyd-Davies and  Kathleen  Heard; sisters Kathleen Nancy and Sheila Victoria. Lloyd was born in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire-South Wales. He had one brother and two sisters. Lloyd’s father died at the age of 32 and his mother passed away at the age of 39. Lloyd was orphaned at age 13. Cousin Cherry Robbins became the legal guardian of Lloyd and his siblings. Lloyd and his brother attended separate boarding schools, therefore, they were only reunited as a family on holidays. Cousin Cherry had a great presence in Lloyd’s life. Interesting fact was that Cousin Cherry was a first cousin to C.S. Lewis. Lloyd attended Ashampstead Preparatory School and Cranleigh Public School in Surrey, England. He later trained and served within the ROTC (Royal Observatory Corps and Home Guard Arms) during the war, it was his responsibility to sight enemy planes and report them to the Plotting Board. Post war, Richard worked for a farmer in Herefordshire, eventually purchasing a small holding at Five Ashes in East Sussex where he raised livestock. In 1952, it was no longer feasible for Lloyd to continue farming on such a small scale so the equipment and property was sold. Lloyd travelled extensively across Canada and the United States and immigrated to Canada August 18, 1952. His first job was at Growers Farm, Lulu Island (now known as Richmond) and he then went on to work for Glen Irquirt Dairy Farm, Courtney, British Columbia. He then moved back to Vancouver where he was employed by BC Tractor, Canada Paper Box, Austin Motor Co. and Goodyear Tire respectively. Lloyd attended Holy Trinity Church in Vancouver and taught Sunday school. It is at Holy Trinity where he met the love of his life, Wilma Coffey and they married on May 1, 1958.  The Clergyman at Holy Trinity recommended Lloyd to the Bishop as a possible candidate for the Ministry. Lloyd was accepted as a postulate candidate and spent three years studying theology at Emmanuel College, Saskatoon. Wilma and Lloyd ran a boarding house in Saskatoon while he took his theological training. Their first child, Kathleen, was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Lloyd was ordained in 1960 and sent to minister in the towns of Wilkie, Scoll and Kerrobert, Saskatchewan. Shirley and Patty were born in Wilkie, Saskatchewan. Lloyd and Wilma’s second parish was in Lytton, British Columbia where he covered many churches encompassing a vast physical area on both sides of the Fraser River including Lytton, 30 Mile House, Nyshakup, Cisca Flats, Nicklapen, Inketsaf, Kanaka Bar and Spuzzum, often travelling by canoe, horseback and wagon. After five years in Lytton, the family moved to Ashcroft, British Columbia. Lloyd’s parish responsibilities took him to Clinton Jesmond, The Flying U Guest Ranch and Cornwall Reserve. Their fourth child, Maureen, was born in Vancouver. The family spent seven years in Ashcroft. It was during this time that Lloyd exchanged parishes for nine months with a cousin in Abberley, England. As well as his ministerial duties in England he taught scripture at Abberley School for boys. When the nine month exchange concluded the family travelled back to Canada by ship to the East Coast and then by train right across Canada to Ashcroft, an experience the family will never forget. In 1972, Lloyd left active Ministry and moved the family to Kaleden, British Columbia where they opened an Antique Shop and Art Gallery.  Lloyd became a worker priest visiting the Penticton General Hospital and senior homes from Kelowna to Osoyoos. In 1975, Lloyd returned to active full time ministry and moved to Brandon, Manitoba where he filled in at St. Matthews Cathedral for five months and then onto St. Mary the Virgin where he served for seven years. In 1982, Wilma and Lloyd moved to Neepawa and Ministered at both St. James Parish and Gladstone, Manitoba. In 1991, Lloyd and Wilma retired to Alexander, Manitoba where they resided for twelve years. Lloyd and Wilma then moved to Brandon for several years and then to Elgin, Manitoba for a year and a half and finally back to Brandon. Even in retirement, Richard continued being an active member of the Anglican ministry until his health began to fail. Lloyd was very proud of his antique collection and most of all his grandchildren.
Where a beautiful soul has travelled, beautiful memories remain forever.
Thank you to Dr. Maier and to the staff of Dinsdale Personal Care home, words cannot express our gratitude for how compassionately Lloyd was cared for over the years, especially during his last days.  A Memorial Service will be held at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 403-13th Street, on Saturday, March 14, 2015 (today) at 11:00 a.m. with The Very Reverend Nigel Packwood officiating. Urn placement will follow in the St. Matthew’s Cathedral Columbarium. In memory of Richard, donations may be made to the Parkinson Society of Manitoba, 7 Westmount Drive, Winnipeg, MB, R2J 1P2.
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McDOUGALL:Frances L. McDougall, (December 25, 1924 - March 8, 2015) passed away peacefully, with family by her side, at the Assiniboine Centre on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at the age of 90 years. Fran was predeceased by her parents William and Magdeline Cuff, brother William, sisters Mary Kiteley and Wilma York and granddaughter Patricia Kilmury. Frances is survived by her children Daniel (Vicki), Janet (John), Mary Jane (Dana), Susan (Klaus), Joe (Calla), and Michele. Grandchildren Adam (Sue), Parker, Patrick (Jaqi), Taylor, Landon (Jessica), Aerlan, and Sara (Travis) Great-grandchildren, Delaney, Ashton and Brooke. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. A private interment will take place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Fran may be made to the Westman Women’s Shelter, 148-11th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4J4.
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MEGGISON: Walter “Scott” Meggison passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at the age of 92 years. Scott was born December 17, 1922 at Deloraine, fourth and youngest child of Walter and Mae Meggison. He grew up on a farm and attended Waterloo School, south of Goodlands. After school, he began farming with his father. In 1941, he joined the RCAF and became a Wireless Operator flying on the Lancaster planes. He returned home from England in May 1945, and returned to the farm. He married Ada Renwick in 1946. They farmed until 1974 when they moved to Brandon. He worked for Canadian Motors and Lindenberg Seeds before retirement in 1988. During these later working years and early retirement years, he enjoyed golfing, curling, church choir and especially Barbershop singing. He grew up in a family that loved music. He and his siblings often sang 4-part harmony while they were younger, and he continued singing with his brother for many years. He was delighted when he could join the bass section of the Brandon Barbershop chorus. Scott and Ada travelled with friends to Australia, to England and on a tour of Europe. They vacationed across Canada and enjoyed a few winters in the southern United States. He always said the most memorable vacation had been to England, when he was able to revisit the airfield and surrounding area where he had been stationed during the war. Family was very important to him. He supported his children and grandchildren in their many activities and was proud of their various accomplishments. With his positive outlook on life, he gained many friends throughout the years. He enjoyed a good conversation with family or friends, and if there was laughter in the room he was usually involved. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Ada of almost 69 years, daughter Linda (Ross) Sprung and son-in-law Michael Smith; grandchildren Janelle (Cameron) Chawrun, Meghan Sprung, Jamieson Ripley and Celine Meggison; and great- granddaughter Emily Chawrun. He is also survived by his sister Ruth Bell. He was predeceased by his daughter, Lorraine, in June 2013, as well as his brother, Jack, and sister, Marjorie Cameron. A Memorial Service was held at Central United Church on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Glen Whetter officiating. Donations in memory of Scott may be made to a charity of choice.
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PAYNE: The family sadly announces the passing of John “Harvey” on Monday, March 2, 2015 at Fairview Home in Brandon, MB. His daughters, Linda and Brenda, were honored to be by his side. For the last 11 days of his life, family took turns staying with him so he was never alone. Harvey was born on September 5, 1924 at Sinclair, MB to John and Florence Payne. He left school in grade 9 to help out in his parent`s General Store and Post Office in Ewart, MB. Later on, he assisted his parents when they operated the Modern Café in Reston, MB. During his life, Harvey drove a truck for the B.A. Oil Company and C. P. Transport in Brandon. He also worked as a Brandon City Transit Driver and at the time of his retirement in 1986, worked at Canada Post. During his retirement, he enjoyed driving for Kelleher Motors. He loved driving and anything to do with cars. Harvey will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife Florence (Steward), daughters Linda (Brian) Wirth, Oakbank, MB, Brenda (Yves) Lacerte, Brandon, MB, grandchildren Jared (Brie) Weir, Brian (B.J.) (Jenn) Wirth, Anna (Daniel) Hussey, Sara (Chester) Phung, Milaine and Mary-Elizabeth Lacerte. Harvey also had 2 great grandchildren, Hannah Phung and Greyson Wirth. “Poppa” was very special to all his grandchildren and he loved them very much. He is also survived by his sister Marjorie Nicholson (Dartmouth, N.S.), and sister-in-law Verna Payne (Brandon, MB), as well as special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Harvey was predeceased by his parents Fredrick John Payne and Florence Violet Duncan, and also by his first wife Mary “Hannah” (Setter), brother William Fredrick “Bill” Payne and brother-in-law John Nicholson. Harvey and Hannah spent most of their married life in Brandon, and enjoyed many happy times with Bill and Verna and with Harvey`s parents. Hannah sadly passed away in 1995. Harvey married Florence Georgeina (Steward) in 1998. They celebrated 16 years of marriage on September 4, 2014. On September 5, 2014, Harvey turned  90 years young, and this special event was celebrated with a Come and Go tea in his honor on September 6, 2014 at St. Mary`s Anglican Church. Harvey and Florence were faithful members of St. Mary`s and spent many Sundays worshipping there. They resided at Lion`s Manor together from 2005 until illness overtook Harvey and he was admitted to hospital in September of 2012, and then to Fairview Home in 2013, where he resided until the time of his passing. The celebration of Harvey`s life was held at Brockie Donovan Chapel on March 7, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. John Dolloff officiating. Words of remembrance were spoken by grandsons Jared Weir and B.J. Wirth. A video tribute was organized by granddaughters Anna Hussey and Sara Phung. Active pallbearers were Jared Weir, B.J. Wirth, Chester Phung, Daniel Hussey, Brent Payne and Robert Wirth. Honorary pallbearers were all present. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in Harvey`s memory may be made to a charity of choice.  The family wishes to sincerely thank Dr. J. Deong and the caring staff on the First Floor at Fairview Home, as well as Jeremy Lancaster at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home for his assistance in our time of need. Special thanks to Rev. John Dolloff for conducting the service and to Dr. G. Visser for being so good to Harvey for many years.
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