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ASH: Wilfrid Wilf Reginald of Brandon, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, at the Assiniboine Centre on Monday, February 7, 2011 at the age of 90 years. Wilf was born to parents; John and Mary Ash on December 9, 1920 in Rainy River District, Ontario. At a very young age, his family moved to QuAppelle, Saskatchewan where he lived until enlisting in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941. While stationed in Regina, he met and married Kathleen Law on March 20, 1943. He was stationed overseas as an aircraft mechanic until his discharge in 1945. Wilf soon began a thirty- five year career with the Canadian Pacific Railway, moving his young family to Brandon. He worked as a yardman/trainman until retiring in 1981. Wilf loved life and enjoyed it to the fullest. He was a skilled carpenter, avid sportsman, crafterand loved to travel. He was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 3, a life member of the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum and a founding member of the East End Sunshine Club. His family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren meant everything to him. He supported them in any way he could, rarely missing their many varied activities. He was loved dearly and will be greatly missed. Wilf is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Kathleen; son Bob (Susan); son Gene (Lynn); daughter Eucilla (Marv) Robinson; grandchildren Dana (James) Avison, Deron (Chelsey), Craig (Jen), Scott, Erin (Mike) Branconnier, Kylie Robinson, Kerri (Kurt) Nicol; great-grandchildren Ben and Katie Avison, Easton Ash, Adia Branconnier and Reid Nicol; brothers Ralph, Walter (Anne), Al (Jocelyn) and Bill (Lois); sisters-in-law Norma and Betty; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by; his mother and father, mother and father in-law, four brothers, two sisters, three brothers-in-law, six sisters- in-law, one great-grandson and numerous nieces and nephews. The service to celebrate Wilfs life was held on Friday, February 11, 2011 at Brockie Donovan Chapel with Rev. Paul Sakasov officiating. A private family interment took place at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Wilf may be made to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 361 Russell Street, Brandon Manitoba, R7A 5H6 or to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th St E, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7A3.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
When Im GoneWhen I come to the end of my journey and I travelmy last weary mile, just forget if you can,that I ever frowned andremember only the smile.Forget unkind wordsI have spoken,remember some good that I have done.Forget that I everhad heartache,and remember that Ive also had fun.Remember I have fought somehard battles and won, ere the close of the day,then forget to grievefor my going,I would not have you sadfor a day,but in summer just gathersome flowers and remember the place where I lay,and come in the shade of evening when the sun pointsthe sky in the west, stand for a few momentsbeside me and remember only my best.
MATHIE: The family of the late William Garth Mathie are saddened to announce Garth's sudden passing in Saskatoon on Friday, November 20, 2010.
MAZAWASICUNA: Camille Lee Ferlin Mazawasicuna passed away on Friday, February 4, 2011 in Calgary, Alberta at the age of 42 years. The wake will be held at Sioux Valley Veteran's Hall at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 11, 2011. Funeral Service will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 12, 2011 also at the Veteran's Hall with interment to follow at Sioux Valley Anglican Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made atwww.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
OPPERMAN: Marguerite Opperman, age 78 beloved wife of Wilfred, mother of Larry, (Nancy), Barb (Paul Berry), Glenn (Allison), Trevor, and (Dee) died February 9th, 2011 at the Boissevain Health Centre Boissevain, Manitoba. Memorial Service will be held Saturday February 12, 2011 at St. Paul's United Church Boissevain, Manitoba at 2:30 p.m. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Paul's United Church, or to the Boissevain Health Centre Palliative Care Fund. Family Interment prior to the service at the Boissevain Cemetery.
Messages of condolence may be madeonline at www.wheatlnd.comKillarney & Boissevain Funeral Home 204-523-7791 www.wheatlnd.com
HALLS: Mildred Vivian (Cleaver) Halls was born April 18, 1926 and passed away at the Virden Health Centre on February 9, 2011 as a result of a 3 year struggle with bladder cancer. She was the only daughter born to Joe and Mabel Cleaver of Moore Park, Manitoba. She married Norman Halls of the Reston area in 1944 and acquired three daughters at the same time. She was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Mary (Mummery) Cleaver; husband Norman; five brothers: Bill, Art, Bruce, Jim, and Keith and sister-in-law Margaret Cleaver. Mildred is survived by her step daughters: Winona (Bill) Morrison of Clarkston, Washington, Verna (John) Olenick of Reston and Mary Stewart of Watson Lake, Yukon; brother Bob Cleaver; sisters-in-law Evelyn Cleaver and Marion Cleaver as well as several nieces and nephews. In keeping with Mildred's wishes cremation has taken place and no funeral service will be held. Interment will take place at a later date in the Reston Cemetery. Donations may be given to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 824 18th Street Unit 3 Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7, Lung Association of Manitoba, 940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 0P6, or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home Melita, 522-3361. Neil Redpath and Kurt Ardron Funeral Directors. To send condolences or special memories to the family, please visit: www.redpathfuneralhome.com
STRANGE: In loving memory of Garry Archibald Strange, beloved husband of Edith. Garry died on February 7, 2011 at the Tri Lake Health Centre in Killarney, Manitoba at the age of 59. An Anglican funeral service will be held on Saturday February 12, 2011 at the Killarney United Church in Killarney, Manitoba at 1:00 p.m. Interment will take place at the Killarney Cemetery at a later date. Donations in memory of Garry may be made to a trust fund for his two youngest sons Timothy & Thomas c/o The Royal Bank Killarney Branch. Condolences may be made online at www.wheatlnd.com. Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home 204-523-7791. www.wheatlnd.com
LELOND: J. Wm (Bill) Lelond passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at Birtle Sunnyside Manor Personal Care Home. Born June, 21, 1917 at Arrow River, Bill was predeceased by his wife Sylvia, and his parents Louis and Enid Lelond; and his siblings and their spouses: Stan (Margaret), Doreen (Larry Hunkin) and Marion (Robert Anderson). He is survived by his three children: Maureen, Leonard (Wendy) and Roberta (Brian Hickman), seven grandchildren and two great grandsons, two sister-in-laws and many nieces and nephews. Bill spent over 68 years farming the Lelond homestead at Arrow River. He took pride in his shorthorn cattle. Bill enjoyed a full days work caring for family, fields and the farm. A graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Arrow River Cemetery, Arrow River, Manitoba with a memorial service and reception following at 2:30 p.m. in the Arrow River Community Hall. Our family would like to sincerely thank everyone who cared for dad, including the staff at the Birtle Health Centre. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to the Birtle Palliative Care Unit, Birtle, Manitoba, R0M 0C0 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Unit 3 824 18th St, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7. Messages of condolence can be sent to the family at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca. Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
KOSTIW: Mary Kostiw, beloved mother of Donald (Sylvia) Kostiw, Marian (Daniel) Holukoff, Helen (Murray) Hicks, Joyce (Jerry) Zaruk, Leonard (Janet) Kostiw and Jack (Lori) Kostiw entered into rest February 8, 2011 at the age of 87 years. The funeral Mass will take place on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. in St. John The Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Neepawa, Manitoba with interment in Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa, Manitoba. Prayers will be said in Whites Funeral Chapel, Neepawa, Manitoba on Friday, February 11, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Whites Funeral Home Neepawa in care of arrangements 204-476-2848.
DOBBELAERE: In loving memory of Mary Agnes Dobbelaere, beloved wife of Robert. Mary died on February 7, 2011 at the Tri Lake Health Centre in Killarney, Manitoba at the age of 66. A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 11, 2011 at the Cartwright Centennial Hall at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Rachel Robinson officiating. Interment will be at the Cartwright Cemetery following the service. Donations in memory of Mary may be made to the Cartwright Independent School.
Messages of Condolence may be made online at www.wheatlnd.com.Killarney & Boissevain Funeral Home 204-523-7791. www.wheatlnd.com
DITCHFIELD: The death of Violet Ditchfield, widow of the late Robert Ditchfield occurred at her residence, Rideau Park Personal Care Home on Monday, February, 7, 2011. A memorial service will be held in the late spring. Announcement of details will follow at that time. Flowers gratefully declined. Friends who desire may make a donation in memory of Violet to the Arthritis Society, Suite 105 - 386 Broadway Avenue, Winnipeg,MB R3C 3R6 or Trinity United Church Memorial Fund, Trinity United Church, 1515 - 6th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6B3.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
ASH: Wilfrid Wilf Reginald of Brandon, beloved husband of Kathleen, father of Bob, Gene and Eucilla, passed away peacefully with family surrounding him at the Assiniboine Centre on Monday, February 7, 2011 at the age of 90 years. A service to celebrate Wilfs life will take place at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, February 11, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Paul Sakasovof St. Andrews Presbyterian Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Wilf may be made to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 361 Russell Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5H6 or to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7A3. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolencemay be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
SAWATZKY: Gwendoline Florence passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the High River Hospital on February 4th, 2011 at the age of 68 years. Gwen is survived by her loving husband Henry; daughter Janna; son Doug; daughter in law Alison and her loving grandchildren Jacob and Megan. Gwen was born and raised in Brandon, Manitoba and married Henry in 1965. Together they spent many years working and travelling throughout western Canada. Gwen was not only a Registered Nurse for 40 plus years, but a talented seamstress who loved music and stitching. She was a loving wife and mother and will be dearly missed by all who knew her. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, February 9th at 2:00 p.m. at the Evangelical Free Church in Okotoks. A Graveside Service will be held at the Brandon Municipal Cemetery in Brandon, Manitoba on Monday, February 14th at 11:00 a.m. The family would like to thank the staff at the High River Hospital for providing such wonderful care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Center (www.cancerboard.ab.ca).
To email condolences to the family please visitwww.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Homes (Okotoks) 403-938-3111. Brandon arrangements in care of Brockie Donovan Funeral Home (Brandon) 204-727-0694.
LECKIE: Marie Jeanne Leckie (nee Gratton) of Treherne, Manitoba passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 6th, 2011, at the Tiger Hills Health Centre in Treherne, Manitoba at the age of 96 years. Left to mourn Jeannes passing are her daughters Cecelia (Dennis) Chimuk of Beausejour, Manitoba and Shirley (Larry) Hammond of Brandon, Manitoba, grandchildren Brian (Elizabeth) Chimuk, Douglas (Jennifer) Chimuk, Shannon (Joe) Langan, Michael (Cheryl) Clark, Melissa (Chris) Allen and Sean Hammond, and great grandchildren Desmond and Kiera Langen and Colin and Emily Clark. Also left to mourn Jeannes passing are her sister-in-law Margaret Leckie of Treherne, Manitoba and numerous nieces and nephews. Jeanne was pre-deceased by her husband Neil in 2005, her parents Ferdinand and Marie (nee Gagné), sisters Angeline and Hortense Gratton and Denise Girardin, and brothers Ferdinand, Hilare (Arcelie) and Noel.Liturgy of the Word will be held from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Treherne, Manitoba at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 11th, 2011. Interment will follow in the Bethel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tiger Hills Health Centre, Box 130, Treherne, Manitoba, R0G 2V0, or a charity of ones choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.willmorchapel.comBudz Funeral Service of Holland, Manitoba in care of arrangements. (204)526-2380 or (204)827-2480.
GREER: It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Verna Jane Greer (Hourie) on February 7th, 2011 at the Brandon Regional Hospital at the age of 68 years. She was born and raised in Portage la Prairie. She moved to Goodlands, Manitoba where she married Bill Greer, and raised their 8 children together. They then moved to Deloraine where she worked as a nurses aide, till her retirement. They then moved back to Goodlands. Verna was a generous, joyful and easy going person who enjoyed doing crafts, knitting, and family gatherings. She leaves to mourn her loving husband Bill Greer, and her children, Reta (Len), John (Donna), Brant (Cathy) Garry, Debbie, Lance (Christine) ,Richard(Marie) and Colleen (Jim), sister Hilda, brothers Roy and Murray, 18 grandchildren, and 23 great grandchildren, and numerous cousins. Predeceased by her, Mother (Rose), Father (John), and sisters, Joyce, and Lorna. Celebration and memory service will be held at the Deloraine United Church on Thursday February 10, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. With burial to follow at the Goodlands Cemetery. Donations in memory of Verna may be made to the I.C.U. at the Brandon Regional Health Center; Brandon, Manitoba.Messages of condolence may be made at www.wheatlnd.comSmith Funeral Home, Deloraine Manitoba. www.wheatlnd.com (204) 747-2088.
ASH: Wilfred Wilf Reginald of Brandon, beloved husband of Kathleen, father of Bob, Gene and Eucilla, passed away peacefully with family surrounding him at the Assiniboine Centre on Monday, February 7, 2011 at the age of 90 years. A service to celebrate Wilfs life will take the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, February 11, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Paul Sakasov of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Wilf may be made to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 361 Russell Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5H6 or to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7A3. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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