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AGNEW: Joyce Gertrude passed away peacefully with family by her side at the Hartney Community Health Centre on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at the age of 94 years. She leaves to cherish her daughter Donna Lynn (Celest), son Neil (Joyce), son Tom (Jane) and daughter Barb (Jack); grandchildren Kim (Chris), Brad (Crystal), Tresa (Greg), Lindsay (Scott), Craig (Diana), Shalea (Aaron), Tammy (Tom), Greg (Crysti) and 18 great grandchildren. Joyce was predeceased by her husband Wes, son Roy, infant daughter Wendy and sister Doreen. Joyce was born in Yorkshire, England on August 3, 1921. Her mother Agnes (McDermott) Howard passed away at the age of 29. In 1927 their father, Harold, brought Joyce and her younger sister, Doreen, to Canada aboard the SS Minnedosa. They traveled to Landbank, Saskatchewan to live with his sister, Lily Marriott. While they were living with Mel and Lily Docking (Marriott) Bill was born becoming a little brother to the girls and remaining best friends throughout their lifetime. The girls were adopted by John and Mary Burrill, good friends of the Marriott’s, after their father returned to England. Wes and Joyce met in Davidson, Saskatchewan, and were married on December 26, 1944. As well as raising her family of five, Joyce was a foster mother to foster babies for a number of years. She enjoyed knitting, sewing and crafts. After 33 years of farming, Joyce and Wes moved to Brandon in 1982 and became founding members of the Commonwealth Air Training Plane Museum. Joyce spent hours knitting on the road as Wes searched for airplane parts for his collection throughout western Canada. She very much enjoyed her grandchildren’s visits while living at Lion’s Manor. A private family service was held at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Chapel in Souris and burial at Rosewood Memorial Gardens in Brandon with Arlene Robertson officiating. Donations in memory of Joyce may be made to the Hartney Community Health Centre, Box 280, Hartney, Manitoba R0M 0X0. A very special thank-you to Dr. Cram and the nurses and staff at the Hartney and Souris Community Health Centres for the wonderful care Joyce received during her time there. Thank-you to Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home in Souris, for their compassionate care and assistance.
RINGLAND:  William James (Bill), beloved husband of Linda, and dear father of Sandra (Peter), Robert and Katherine, and proud grandpa of Rachel, passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 8, 2015.  A funeral service to celebrate Bill’s life will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon, Manitoba on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.  A private family interment will follow.  In lieu of flowers, donations in the Memory of Bill may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Heart Health Clinic,” 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or a charity of your choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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LOUGHEED: Wayne “Hammer” Lougheed, of Miniota, MB, beloved husband of Patti, father of Jennifer (Kyle), Michael (Leanne), April (Hilario), Kyle (Celeste), passed away on Monday, November 9, 2015 at 57 years of age. A service to celebrate Wayne’s life will be held at the Miniota Community Hall, Miniota, MB on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. followed by a private family interment in the Miniota Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Wayne’s memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3-824 18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7 or to the Miniota Golf Club, Miniota, MB, R0M 1M0.
Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared at Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota, are in care ofarrangements. (866) 620-2744.
FOWLES: Mr. Ken Fowles of Brandon, beloved husband of Willa, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at the age of 78 years. A Celebration of Ken’s Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. with Arlene Robertson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ken may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, “Palliative Care,” 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
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WAREHAM: Bruce Edward Wareham, of Newdale, MB, beloved husband of Shirley; father of Shayne (Valerie) Wareham and Rhonda (Peter) Gill; passed away at the Minnedosa Health Centre, Minnedosa, MB on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 64 years of age. A time of celebrating Bruce’s life will be held at the Newdale Community Hall, Newdale, MB on Friday, November 13, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. A private family graveside service will be held at the Newdale Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Bruce’s memory to the Minnedosa Health Centre Palliative Care, Box 960, Minnedosa, MB, R0J 1E0 or to the Newdale United Church Memorial Fund, Newdale, MB, R0J 1J0.
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Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota, are in care of the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
RIESMEYER: Ed Riesmeyer passed away peacefully, with his family by his side at the Assiniboine Centre on Sunday, November 8, 2015 at the age of 65 years. Ed will be lovingly remembered by his wife Elaine of 44 years, daughter Kim (Brian), son Jason (Katelyn) and his three beautiful grandchildren, Hailey, Rowan and Tripp. Also cherishing his memory are sisters Corrie (Dan), Alicia (Janik), brothers Rob (Yvonne) and John and numerous nieces and nephews. Ed was an avid hunter, a passion that he passed on to his children. He was also very passionate about scuba diving and became a Master Scuba Diving Instructor in 2001, introducing and training hundreds of students to become scuba divers. In keeping with Ed's wishes, a private family service has taken place. A Come and Go Reception will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Sprucewoods Community Hall, 5 Woods Avenue, Sprucewoods (Shilo), MB from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a time of reflection at 2:30 p.m. Donations in memory of Ed may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation - Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3.
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THOMSON:Patricia Ann Thomson (nee Brooks) was born on November 17th 1932 in Ottawa Ontario. Pat and her family moved to Montreal in 1941 where she later met her husband Fred and were blessed with 3 children, Gary, Sandra and Glenn. Pat’s greatest pleasure was entertaining Family and Friends. She loved planning gatherings and surrounding herself with laughter. Pat spent many hours volunteering for events like the Winter Olympics, The Brier, Golf Tournaments and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. She was very involved with her church and enjoyed singing in the choir. For the last 5 years, Pat was living in Red Deer Alberta. She passed away peacefully at her home on November 6th with her son and daughter by her side. Pat will be greatly missed by her son Gary (Colette) of Rockwood, Ontario and daughter Sandra (Grant) Hahn of Red Deer, Alberta. Pat was so proud of all her grandchildren Colin (Nichelle), Shawn, Kristin (Chad) Salyn, Allison (Chris) Clark, Travis and Brandon as well as her great-grandchildren Manning, Hayley and Landon. Pat was predeceased by her husband Fred and her son Glenn. Pat’s life was celebrated at Parkland Funeral Home, 6287 – 67A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer on Monday, November 9, 2015. Pat was a strong supporter of the Boys and Club of Canada and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. In memory of Pat and in lieu of flowers contributions to Pat’s favorite organizations can be made or feel free to donate to your favorite cause in memory of Pat.
SODER: Gilbert Soder of Brandon, Manitoba and formerly of Virden and Elkhorn passed away at Brandon Regional Health Centre Tuesday; November 3, 2015 at the age of 91 years. He is survived by his sisters Alice Stitt and Fern Sutherland, his brother Murray Soder and his sister – in – law Edith (late Robert) Soder as well as many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held from Trinity United Church, Elkhorn, Manitoba Monday; November 16, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with Father Don Bernhardt of St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Elkhorn officiating. Interment will be in Elkhorn Cemetery. Viewing for family and friends will be at Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden Sunday; November 15, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Elkhorn Cemetery Remembrance Fund or to the charity of your choice in memory of Gilbert.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
RIESMEYER: Eduard "Ed" Riesmeyer, beloved husband of Elaine, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, November 8, 2015. Arrangements are pending.
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ROBINSON: Ida Robinson, beloved wife of Lloyd and loving mother of Jim and Jill, of Virden, Manitoba passed away at Virden Health Centre on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at the age of 85 years. A Celebration of Ida’s life will be held in the Virden Legion Hall at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 13 with Marilyn Warkentin officiating. All are welcome. A private interment service will take place prior to this gathering. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to the Virden Health Auxiliary in memory of Ida.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
DRIEDGER: Marion Driedger of Brandon, Manitoba passed away on Friday, November 6, 2015 at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon at the age of 65 years. Marion was born on December 13, 1949 to John and Katherine Driedger of Justice, Manitoba. She was the eldest of five children. Her earliest memories were of caring for farm animals, their wood burning cook stove, coal oil lamps, visits to the grandparent’s farms, Sunday School in the country church, trying on her homemade outfits and her introduction to the “3R’s” at the one room country “Norman School.” It was at this age that her mom noticed Marion experienced short “blackouts” which would later develop into seizures that would become part of life for her for the next sixty years. Marion’s mom & dad, teachers and caregivers did their best to have Marion participate in Sunday School, Gospel Light Bible Camp at Clear Lake, 4H Sewing Club, piano lessons, church life, youth group, public school, then worked at Cor Enterprises. With the provision of a home through Brandon Community Options, 24/7 care and meals, outings, transportation and mentoring was provided. The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to all those many individuals who contributed in countless ways to Marion’s wellbeing throughout her life with a special thank you to those with Brandon Community Options and recently to the staff of the hospital and care home. Marion was often frustrated by her limitations and it would show. Yet we take consolation that when we asked Marion about her faith in Christ and if she had invited Christ into her life she gave us an emphatic “yes” “she had.” We look forward to our reunion in our Forever Home. Marion is survived by her sister Ruth, husband Al Froese and family; brother Len, wife Lorri Driedger and family, brother Fred, wife Lori Driedger and family, sister Joyce, husband Ken Friesen and family. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. from the Richmond Park Mennonite Brethren Church, 1525 – 26th Street, Brandon, Manitoba with Pastor Gerry Harms officiating. Interment will follow at the Sparling Cemetery. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee, 134 Plaza Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 5K9 or Brandon Community Options, 136 – 11th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4J4. Minnedosa Funeral Service of Minnedosa, Manitoba is in care of arrangements. 204-867-3868.
CAMPBELL: Joyce Campbell of Dauphin, Manitoba; formerly of Brandon, Manitoba passed away on November 7, 2015 at the Dauphin Health Centre at the age of 81 years. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the Minnedosa United Church, Minnedosa, Manitoba. Interment will take place in the Rapid City Cemetery, Rapid City, Manitoba. Donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba or a Charity of Choice. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
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POW: Annie Lillian (née Poole). Annie was born on the family farm a few miles south-west of Kemnay on July 24, 1913 and passed peacefully on October 22, 2015 at the Assiniboine Centre with her family at her side. Annie had a busy 102 years and her life was filled with wonderful memories of family and friends. She was educated in Kemnay’s one- room school and attended business college following high school graduation just in time for World War II to break out. Annie enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and served in the Women’s Division at #12 Commonwealth Air Training Plan through the war years. In March 1946 Annie married Jack Pow and they enjoyed 58 years together until Jack’s passing. Along came two children and Annie was a stay at home mom until Ewan and Lois were old enough to tend for themselves. Annie returned to the workforce – first at Kresges and later at Doig’s until her retirement. Annie was never one to sit idle and in retirement she busied herself with children, grandchildren, yard work – she loved her flowers, travel and volunteering at the Prairie Oasis Seniors Centre. Annie also loved to sew. She was a fabulous seamstress witnessed by the lovely bride’s maid dresses she created and even a set of Neelin High School cheerleader uniforms in the mid-1960’s. Annie was a people person and loved to visit. She took great interest in the lives of those around her. Annie lived in her own suite at Oddfellows Corner for the past 10 years and loved her time there. She was always active and enjoyed interacting with her friends on a daily basis. Always a comfort, her faith was resolute. She was a life-long member of the United Church. Annie is survived by her son Ewan Pow (Kerry) and daughter Lois Urbanovitch (Tim). She is also survived by six grandchildren Tom Urbanovitch (Selena), Travis Pow (Melissa), Scott Urbanovitch, Will Urbanovitch, Sara Bell (Bryan) and Kylee Nykoliation (Michael); nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and sister-in-law Nancy Falconer. She was pre-deceased by her husband Jack Pow, father Fred Poole, mother Annie Poole, father-in-law James Pow, mother-in-law Agnes Pow, brothers Alf Poole, Harold Poole and Art Poole, and sisters Elizabeth Knudson and Violet Lodwick. A service celebrating Annie’s life was held at the Brockie-Donovan Chapel on October 27, 2015 with Barb Jardine officiating. Eulogies were delivered by granddaughter Sara Bell and son-in-law Tim Urbanovitch. Those serving as pall bearers were Tom Urbanovitch, Travis Pow, Scott Urbanovitch, Will Urbanovitch, Bryan Bell, Greg Mowat and Shannon Enns. Those wishing to do so are invited to make a donation in Annie’s memory to the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum, Box 3, Grp. 520, RR#5, Brandon, MB R7A 5Y5. Annie’s family sincerely thanks all of the staff caring for her during her stay in the Assiniboine Centre – your kindness, compassion and care was very much appreciated. And to the three Hospitalists – thanks for all you did and for your kind and gentle manner.
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MARTIN: Audrey Ellen Martin (née Morrison) passed away peacefully at the Assiniboine Centre on Saturday, October 31st with her family by her side. Audrey was born on September 17th, 1930 in Toronto, Ontario to Harry Morrison and Charlotte Morrison (née Maddock). In 1951, their small family grew with the birth of Wayne, her only sibling. As a young girl, Audrey spent many happy summers with her parents and grandparents at their cottage at Rice Lake. Later, Audrey put her love for animals to practical use as an assistant to Dr. Edith Williams, one of Canada’s first woman veterinarians. This led to Audrey choosing veterinary medicine as her profession. It was at the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph that she met Murray Martin who was to become her husband and partner for life. She graduated from OVC in 1955 and she and Murray were married in December of that year. After Murray’s Graduation in 1956, they moved to Canora, Saskatchewan where Murray worked as a government veterinarian, and their eldest son Kim was born. They moved to Brandon, Manitoba in 1957 and soon established the Martin Veterinary Clinic which they operated for the next twenty years. In 1959, they welcomed their youngest son Chris to the family. Audrey balanced the challenges of raising a family and working in a growing veterinary practice with an enduring appetite for learning, taking numerous courses at Brandon University in the natural sciences, geology and archaeology. One highlight of her studies was a week-long dinosaur dig with the Tyrell Museum in Alberta. Audrey loved to travel and explore new places, a passion that took her to Egypt, Thailand, Hong Kong and the Philippines. She also travelled closer to home, often spending several weeks a year at her parents’ cottage on Georgian Bay in Ontario, and later at the family cabin at Clear Lake. Audrey was actively involved in community life through two terms as a Brandon city councillor, as a member of the Quota Club, and as a board member of the Royal Manitoba Exhibition. Her greatest love though, was her family, especially her sons, her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. Audrey is survived by her husband Murray Martin, her sons Chris and Kim, her daughter-in-law Karin Petersson-Martin, grandchildren Kirsten Petersson Martin (Francis Webb) and Kathryn Petersson Martin and great-grandchildren Evelyn Petersson-Webb and Theodore (Teddy) Petersson-Webb. She was predeceased by her parents Harry and Charlotte Ellen Morrison, and her brother Wayne Morrison. A service in celebration of her life was held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Friday, November 6th. In honor of her veterinary service in our community, donations may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6, or to Funds for Furry Friends, Suite 208, 740 -Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0K9.
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