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CLARK: It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of our dear husband, father and grandfather, W. Murray Clark on June 14, 2010 at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon, just five days shy of his 88th birthday. Murray was born in Brandon and lived all his life on the Clark farm in Elton Municipality. He attended Poplar Hill School and Brandon Collegiate. In 1950, he married the local school teacher, June Gowanlock. They operated a successful mixed farming operation at first with his father and later with his son Reg. For 74 years he was actively involved in planting and harvesting crops on the land he loved. Murray enjoyed sports and bridge, continuing to play into his 87th year. He encouraged his children and grandchildren in their sports activities and was an avid fan at their sporting events, boasting their successes to his buddies at the Husky House of Knowledge. He enjoyed his time at their cottage at Clear Lake and golfed in the men's league and was proud to shoot his age at 85. He curled competitively all his life, scoring an 8-ender in 1968. His infectious laugh and jovial personality will be greatly missed by all his friends and family. Murray is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, June, daughter Lynda (Bert) Lowry, Neepawa and children Robyn (Travis) Clarke, Winnipeg, Clark from Calgary and Matthew of Neepawa; son Reg (Dianne) and children Jordan, Ryan and Courtney; sisters Mabel (Russ) Mitchell and Mildred (Clair) Murray. He also leaves to mourn three sisters-in-law: Ada (Fraser), Muriel (Doug) and Jule (Jim) Clark; as well as brothers-in-law Kenneth, Donald, and Jack (Wilma) Gowanlock, sisters-in-law Velma (Bruce) McNich, Winnifred Silliphant and Ruth McCallum. Also many nieces and nephews, all of whom had a special fondness for Uncle Murray. Murray was predeceased by his parents Jessie (1973) and Roy (1981), son Gordon (1975), brothers Fraser (1994), Jim (1999), Doug (2004) and nephew Bob Clark, 2008. Funeral services will be held on Monday June 21, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Central United Church, 327-8th Street, Brandon. Interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. We, the Clark family, wish to thank those who visited Murray during his illness and for the cards, food, flowers, and phone calls following his passing. The family also extends sincere thanks to Dr. Groves and the 2nd floor nursing staff at the Assiniboine Centre for their care and compassion or our husband, father and grandfather. We are also grateful to Reverend Joe Ball for his kindness. Memorial donations may be made to Central United Church, 327 8th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 3X5 or to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3.Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
BROOKS: Angela Joan ("Tate Omani Wi", Walks With The Wind). It is withgreat sadness the family of Angela Brooks announces her sudden passing on June 5, 2010. Angela was born in Brandon, Manitoba on July 19, 1963. She was the youngest child of Cyrill and Molly Martin. Angela attended Fleming School and Earl Oxford School before graduating from Crocus Plains Regional School. Angela was raised in Brandon, but spent her summers as a child in Rapid City. She took interest in figure skating and swimming. She loved to hang around with her numerous nephews and cousins. Angela was an Administrative Assistant for the Winnipeg Airport for nine years. In 1984, her pride and joy was born when her beloved Chad was born. In 1995, Angela took a leave of absence from the Winnipeg Airport and took a job with the City of Brandon at the Engineering Department as an Administrative Assistant. Angela loved her job and the people she worked for, especially, Ted Snure, who was always right in her mind. She had a phrase when you had a conversation about work that, "Ted Says..". Angela spent the last of her fifteen years at the City. She also spent five years on the Board of the Westman Traditional Christmas Dinner, every year putting in the countless hours required to make the dinner a success. She was a single mother who only wanted the best for her son. She loved Chad so much. Angela loved to cook and was best known for her rhubarb crisp. She had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. The radio was always on or a CD was playing. Angela loved to get up early in the morning to go jogging before work and would jog up to five kilometers a day. She is survived by her partner, Keith Moffatt and her son, Chad Brooks (Crystal), her mother Molly, her sisters; Heather Smith (Hendry), Mavis Stanford (John), Debi, Gwen, Rhonda, Loree and her brother- in-law, McGee and many nieces and nephews as well as numerous friends and colleagues. Angela was predeceased by her father, Cyrill, her sister Janet and brother-in-law, Deacon Smith and sister, Doreen Smith. The Funeral Service was held on Friday, June 11, 2010 at St. Matthew's Cathedral in Brandon. The Very Reverend Robin G. Walker officiated. Urn bearer was her son, Chad Brooks. Honorary Pallbearers were: the Engineering Department of the City of Brandon. Interment will be at a private family ceremony. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Fund or a Commemorative Arbour Trail, which will be placed at the Riverbank DiscoveryCenter in her honor and lasting memory. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
BRANDT: Robert Dick. It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Robert Brandt at the age of 71, on June 16, 2010 at Hillcrest Place, after a courageous battle with cancer, from this life to be with the Lord. Robert was born August 13, 1938 on the family farm at Morris (Yantzeede), Manitoba, the fourth of eleven children born to Peter and Edna Brandt. His childhood was filled with hard work, mixed with moments of mischief and adventure. He married his teenaged sweetheart, Bertha Klassen, on August 23, 1958. They made their home mostly in Winnipeg and moved the family to Brandon in 1974 where Robert was the manager of Denray Tire. Throughout his life, he worked in a variety of positions in the trucking, logging and mechanical fields. His retirement years were spent caring for his wife and family and tinkering on cars which he loved doing. He built and repaired bikes and was known around town as the "Bike Man". Bob was gifted mechanically. He could, and did, fix anything. He was funny, had a unique way of describing things, could make us laugh even reading a cookbook, and always had a story to tell with a flare. Bob was a strong, hard-working, kind and generous man with seeming unlimited patience and love, especially towards his family. He will be sorely missed and mourned by: his faithful and loving wife of 51 years, Bertha; by his four dearly loved daughters: Cheryl Jaffray (Sam Gorham) of Brandon, Donna (Barry) McAuley of Calgary, Kelly (Darrell) Wood of Okotoks; Debbie Brandt of Brandon; his 12 treasured grandchildren: Chris Jaffray, Jared (Jenn) Jaffray; Melissa (Trevor) Berry, Tara (Ben) Put, Joshua McAuley; Darcy, Lindsay, Jessica Wood; Graham MacNaughton, Kelsey MacNaughton, Melody Tanner, Kristy Brandt; two great-grandchildren: Yelana and Natalia Jaffray. He is also survived by five bossy and caring sisters, three brothers, and their spouses, and numerous nieces and nephews who fondly remember their Uncle Bob. Words are inadequate to express our appreciation for all the staff at the Hillcrest Place and their unceasing kindness and care during Bob's last few months.
If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, we'd take them up to Heaven, and bring you back again.The Funeral Service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North, on Monday, June 21, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. Viewing will take place prior to the Service. Mr. Brandt's sons-in-law, Rev. Barry McAuley and Rev. Darrell Wood will officiate. Donations in memory of Robert can be made to Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home, 930 - 26th St. Brandon, Manitoba, R7B2B8. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
BIGGS: Winifred Mary of Brandon passed away Saturday, May 29, 2010 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre with her companion Bill and all her family by her side. Win was born April 5, 1927 in Leighton Buzzard, England. During the World War, mom worked in a munitions factory. A few years later she met her husband to be, Stan, and they where married March 12, 1949. A year later they where blessed with twin daughters, Patricia and Jennifer. In March 1957, the family emigrated from England to Brandon. Mom worked several jobs including Eaton's cafeteria and the dining room at the North Hill Motel. In February 1964, they were blessed with another daughter, Jacqueline. Mom continued working until dad became ill. She devoted herself to caring for him and after a lengthy illness dad passed away in 1985. After dads passing, mom returned to work part time at Shirley's Card Shop. Sometime later, mom reconnected with a lifelong friend, Bill Bayne. Friendship turned to a loving and devoted relationship. This led to many happy memories at Clear Lake, camping trips, visits to Victoria, B.C. and England. Mom is survived by her devoted companion Bill, daughters Pat (Craig), Jen (John), Jackie (Glen); her grandchildren Chris (Melissa), Phil (Carrie), Wendy (Donnie), Erin (Rob) and her great grandchildren Chevy, Landon, Kally, Kate and Olivia. Win is also survived by her brother Charlie and many nieces and nephews in England. The funeral service was held June 2, 2010 at St. Mary's Anglican Church. Honorary Pallbearers were Lynne Reed, Jenny Chatt, Joan Shields and Betty and Roger Geeves. In memory of Win, donations can be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, "Western MB Cancer Care Project, 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
BEATTY: Kevin Beatty of Erickson, Manitoba passed away at the Health Science Centre, Winnipeg on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at the age of 28 years. Kevin is survived by his son Devon Beatty, Debbie Voz (special friend and mother to Devon), parents Ken and Carol Beatty, brothers; Maurice (Dorothy) Beatty, Ryan (Jennifer Ritchie) Beatty, grandmother Annie Lukianchuk, nephews; Darren Beatty, Lucas Beatty, Myles Beatty, and niece Ashaya Beatty all of Erickson. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from the Erickson Recreation Centre with Elgin Hall officiating. Friends are invited to join the family for viewing on Monday, June 21, 2010 from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Erickson Recreation Centre. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Devon Beatty Trust Fund, c/o Erickson Credit Union, PO Box 100, Erickson, MB ROJ OPO or to the Never Alone Foundation, PO Box 51064, RPO Tyndall Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2X 3C6.
Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to email@example.comRaes Funeral Service of Erickson is in care of arrangements. 204-636-7727.
ANDERSON: Shirley Anne Anderson left us on June 13, 2010 at the age of 67. Shirley was born in Killarney, Manitoba on April 9, 1943 the youngest of four children born to Clark and Della Anderson. Shirley attended school in Brandon, MB and graduated from Composite High School before starting employment with the Manitoba Telephone System in 1962 to 1966, then Canada Trust 1966-1971, both in Winnipeg, until finishing employment with Service Canada (EI), retiring in 1998. Shirley was a member of the Brandon Club while it was operating, and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #3. Shirley was predeceased by her father, Clark Anderson (1975), her mother Della (1984), brother Lyle Anderson (1967), nephew James Anderson, nephew Ronald Anderson (1998) and brother Donald Anderson (2009). Shirley leaves to mourn her passing, her brothers Rod Diment (Mavis), Gene Diment and sister Evelyn Collings (John), sister-in-law Deanna Anderson, nieces and nephews, Sean Anderson (Deb), Gordon Collings (Isabel, David, Laura), Dan Collings (Cameron), Tracy Diment, Kayla Diment, Terry Anderson, Sheila Anderson, Loretta Anderson (Michael, Montana, Devon), Cheryl and Tim Diment. She also leaves her very good friends, Ruth Black, Darlene Jaworksi, Phyllis England, Rick Sczepanski, Albie Stanley, Donna (Bert) Thrower, Carol (Herb Briggs), Yolande (Jacques) Parent and Marion Moar. A special thank you to the nurses and staff 3rd Floor, Assiniboine Palliative Care Centre, Brandon, Manitoba, and to her very dear friends better known as the 6 pack, for their love and care before and during Shirleys stay in hospital. Funeral Services were held on June 17, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Brockie Donovan Funeral Chapel with interment at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. The Reverend Shannon McCarthy of Central United Church officiated at the ceremony. Donations in memory of Shirley may be made to the Terry Fox Foundation, 543 St. Marys Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2M 3L4.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
COTE: Sylvia Kathleen Cote (nee Watson), February 5, 1923 June 15, 2010On Tuesday, June 15, 2010, Sylvia passed away with family at her side at the Assiniboine Centre in Brandon, Manitoba. Sylvia is survived by her daughter Debbie (Dwight); granddaughters Jennifer (Russell), and great grandson Nicholas; granddaughter Kayla (Dan) and great granddaughters Asha and Rylee; granddaughter Amanda (Mitchell); son Martin and grandson Derek; brother Allen (Shirley) at Cypress River; sisters in law Dianna of Brandon, Joyce of Brandon; brothers in law Edward of Winnipeg and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents James and Hattie Watson; brothers Victor, Gordon, Donald and Douglas; sister Shirley; as well as her husband Dick Cote. Sylvia was born on February 5, 1923 in Gladstone, Manitoba. She attended school near the family farm but left at an early age and moved to Winnipeg. She worked for Mitchell & Cop Jewelers, a job she enjoyed but also she loved to travel so she also lived in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Quebec. She had various jobs in retail and radio. Sylvia loved to camp, fish, hike and explore in her younger years. She was also a very creative woman and had done various volunteering work. She moved back to Brandon, Manitoba in 1978, where she resided until her passing. A Graveside Service will be held on June 19, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Gladstone Cemetery, Gladstone, Manitoba. Pallbearers will be her son Martin, brother Allen, granddaughters Kayla and Amanda, niece Jackie and son in law Dwight. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Unit 3, 824 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba. In Loving Memory from your children Debbie and Martin, grandchildren Jennifer, Kayla and Amanda, great grandchildren Asha, Rylee, Nicholas and Derek, son in law Dwight and grandsons in law Dan and Mitchell. Clarkes Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of arrangements.www.clarkesfuneralhome.com
WILLIAMS: Clifford CD Williams of Sioux Valley, passed away peacefully at his residence on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at the age of 60 years. A traditional service will be held at the Sioux Valley Veterans Memorial Hall on Friday, June 18, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. with funeral service to start at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Sioux Valley Anglican Cemetery. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
TAYLOR: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Velma Marie with her family by her side. She passed away in Brandon on June 13, 2010 at the age of 73. She was a wonderful, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and a giving friend to all who knew her. She is predeceased by her husband Harold and son Dale. She is survived by her children: Anita (Ken) Pearce of Forrest, Manitoba, Edna (Ken) Johnson of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Brian Taylor of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Brenda (Mike) Kachur of Cranbrook, B.C., Brent Taylor of Brandon, Manitoba, and Karen (Warren) Hope of Brandon, Manitoba. Also surviving are her grandchildren Mandy, Kevin, Kelly, Scott, Rikki, Tommy, JB, Jamie, Shane, Darryl, Brianne, Michelle, Evan, Mitchel, Steven, Jordan, Cody, and eight great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers Don, Mervin, and Wayne as well as many nieces and nephews. In keeping with Velmas wishes, a private graveside service will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3, 824 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
MCGUIRK: James Jim McGuirk of Minnedosa, Manitoba passed away on June 16, 2010 at the Minnedosa Health Centre at the age of 81 years. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 18, 2010 from 7:00 8:00 p.m. at Minnedosa Funeral Service Chapel, Minnedosa, Manitoba. Donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association or the Manitoba Lung Association. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
CHARLES: Gordon Charles passed away at his residence in Melita on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at the age of 93. He was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Florence (Turner) Charles; wife Norma; brother Sidney; sister Blanche (Dewey) Hanson; brother-in-law Harold Stiles and sister-in-law Alice. Gordon is survived by his three sons: Garry (Lori Anderson) of Vancouver, Layne (Lidia) of Calgary, and Dean (Cindy) of Melita; 3 daughters: Debra (John) Carbone of Toronto, Donna (John) Greer of Sundre, AB., and Sharon (Paul) Nash of Abbotsford, B.C..; 18 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; brother Les of Lac du Bonnet; sister Dorothy Stiles of Brandon and sister-in-law Norma of Lac du Bonnet. A service to celebrate Gordon's life will be held on Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 10:30 am from the Victoria United Church, Melita, Manitoba with Reverend Jeri Bjornson officiating, interment to follow at the Melita Cemetery. Donations may be given to the Melita Lions Club Community Fund Box 607 Melita, Manitoba, R0M 1L0. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home Melita 522-3361.To send condolences or special memories to the family, please visit: www.redpathfuneralhome.com
BURR: Allan Burr, beloved husband of Ruth Burrage 87, died June 14, 2010, at Vita Health Centre, Vita, Manitoba. Memorial Service will be held Saturday June 19, 2010, Goodlands Community Fellowship Church, Goodlands, Manitoba, 2:00 p.m. Interment Goodlands Cemetery, Goodlands, Manitoba. If friends so desire, donations may be made to Goodlands Community Fellowship Church, or to a charity of own choice.
Messages of Condolence may be made online at www.wheatlnd.comSmith's Funeral Home *(204) 747-2088.
ANDERSON: Gordon Delbert (Andy) of Rivers, passed away at the Rivers Personal Care Home on Monday, June 14, 2010 at the age of 78 years. He is survived by his loving wife Mildred and daughters: Theresa (Steve) Dalgleish of Calgary, Alberta, Susan (Ivan Brooker) Scarrow of Cochrane, Alberta, and grandsons Brandon and Bradley Scarrow. Also survived by mother-in-law Molly Kiez of Rivers and brother-in-law Terry Mamalyga of Omaha, Nebraska. He was predeceased by his parents John (Susan) Anderson, two brothers, two sisters, and one brother-in-law. After serving 25 years in the Canadian Forces, he settled in Rivers where he has remained for the last 36 years. In retirement he enjoyed gardening and sitting on his deck watching the many birds that he enjoyed feeding.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Chriss Cafe in Rivers on Saturday, June 19 at 2:00 p.m. All are welcome.
CLARK: W. Murray Clark of Brandon, beloved husband of June, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 14, 2010 at the age of 87 years. A memorial service will be held at the Central United Church, 327 8th Street, on Monday, June 21, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Shannon McCarthy and Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood officiating. Interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Central United Church, 327 8th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 3X5 or to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information to follow. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
HILL: Mabel Jane Hill, beloved wife of the late Nelson Hill; formerly of Lenore, Manitoba and Virden, Manitoba; passed away at Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota, Manitoba on Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 97 years of age. A service to celebrate Mabels life will be held at the Campbell Funeral Chapel, Hamiota, Manitoba on Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with interment following at the Breadalbane Cemetery, Lenore, Manitoba. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mabels memory to the Lenore Community Club, Lenore, Manitoba, R0M 1E0 or to the Birch Lodge Activity Fund, c/o HDHC, Hamiota, Manitoba, R0M 0T0.
Messages of condolence to the Hill family can be sent at www.campbellfuneralhome.caCampbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of arrangements. 866- 620-2744
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