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DILLER: Marion passed away at Central Park Lodge, Brandon, Manitoba on September 6, 2009. Marion was born on November 13, 1916 in Oakner, Manitoba and lived in Brandon for most of her adult life. She was predeceased by her husband, Leonard, her brother, Jack Anderson, her sisters, Alma Henson and Sylva Sawchuk, her brothers-in-law, Bill Henson and Paul Sawchuk and her sisters-in-law, Ada Anderson, Queenie Hanson and Marjorie Patterson. She will be lovingly remembered by her sons and daughters-in-law, Barry and Darlene and Clive and Jenny, and by her treasured grandchildren - Ainsley (Ken Privat), Jodi (Joe Laba), Cher (Jason Strohan), Kim and Chris and great-grandchildren, Dalton Laba, Devyn Laba and Alexis Privat. Her brother, Bill Anderson and sister-in-law, Helen Hinn and many nieces and nephews also survive. A private graveside service will take place at a later date. The family wishes to thank the staff at Central Park for the excellent care that Marion received as a resident there and for the compassion and concern that they offered to her and family members in the days preceding her death. Flowers are gratefully declined.
MUSHUMANSKI: Roberta Mushumanski of Birtle, Manitoba passed away September 5, 2009 at the Hamiota Health Center at the age of 71 years. The graveside funeral service will be held Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the Binscarth Cemetery. A time of refreshments and fellowship will follow at the Birtle United Church Fellowship Hall at 12:00 p.m. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Binscarth Park and Pool.
Remembrances and condolences may be forwarded to
Braendle-Bruce Funeral Service of Russell, Manitoba in care of arrangements.
KAYE: Mr. Frank Kaye, formerly of Kenton and Foxwarren, passed away at the Valleyview Care Centre, Brandon on Sunday, September 6, 2009 at the age of 84 years. The Memorial Service for family and friends will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, September 11, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. with Mr. Lawrence McInnes, Brockie Donovan Funeral Celebrant, officiating. Interment will follow in the Veterans’ Section at the Brandon Cemetery. Complete obituary information to follow. Messages of condolence may be placed at
JASZCZA: The death of Jan Jaszcza of Brandon occurred Sunday, September 6, 2009. The Ceremony of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at Memories Chapel. Reverend Father James Ahaneku will officiate. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Jan may be made to a charity of one's choice. Expressions of sympathy may be made Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
BAYES: Mary Bayes (Stachowich). It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Mary Bayes on Friday, September 4, 2009, at the Valley View Care Centre with her family by her side. Mary was born on February 2, 1922 to Katherine and Helko(Alex) Stachowich. Mary grew up during hard times on a prairie farm, learning many household jobs which came in handy when she married and became the housewife of Levi Bayes in 1953. Mary, Levi, and five children lived and worked on the family farm north of Rapid City for many years before retiring to Minnedosa. During time on the farm, Mary’s children always had the luxury of fresh breads, jams, pies, pickles, perogies and anything that could be canned by her. During retirement years Mary and Levi took joy in travelling to many places in the world including Mexico, Bangkok, Hawaii and much of the United States. Her true love was their yearly trip to Weslaco, Texas, where she spent most of the winter months. Mary also enjoyed her involvement with the Rebekahs Lodge and being a long standing member of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary. In her years Mary was unbeatable at cribbage, skipbo, and many other card games. She also loved curling and bowling with family and friends. Mary will be forever remembered, and her love and devotion to all of her family will never be forgotten. Mary was predeceased by her parents, husband Levi, sister Ann, brother Fred, son Jim McGinn and daughter-in-law Mae McGinn. Mary’s memory will live on with her children; Margarette (Bill) Hocking, Brian (Joanne) McGinn, Linda Cameron, and Barbie (Allan) Hales; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; her brother Mike (Rose) Stachowich, brothers in law Fred Bayes, Art (Helen) Bayes, Cecil Bayes, Ernie (Doris) Bayes, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services to honor Mary’s memory will be held at St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, 142 4th Street NW, Minnedosa, Manitoba on Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 2:00 pm. Interment will be at the Minnedosa Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #138, Minnedosa, Manitoba. Minnedosa Funeral Service is in care of arrangements.
TURNBULL: Charlie Turnbull of Brandon, beloved husband of Val, passed away peacefully while surrounded by love on September 3, 2009 at the Brandon Regional Health Center at 86 years of age. Charlie is survived by his sister Flora Shoemaker, and his three sons, Ronald (April); Kenneth (Peggy); and Edward (Karen); as well as 7 step-children, 22 grandchildren and 12 1/2 great-grandchildren. Charlie dedicated his life to two things, his family and the Canadian Armed Forces, where he served 29 years. A service to celebrate Charlie’s life and love will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th St. Brandon on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 1 pm Rev. Joe Ball officiating. Private interment at Brandon Cemetery to follow. For those desiring, donations can be made to Brandon Regional Health Center Foundation “Cancer Services”, 150 McTavish Ave. E., Brandon.
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LAWRENCE: Jack, age 91 years, beloved husband of the late Louise Lawrence and father of Dennis and Patricia, died at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, September 4, 2009. Funeral Service will be held at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Chapel, Souris, Manitoba on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 2:00. A time of visitation for family and friends will be held at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, September 8, 2009 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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HIGHFIELD:  "Cogy" Isabel Highfield, age 87 years, passed away with herfamily by her side on Saturday, September 5, 2009 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre following a brief and courageous battle. Funeral service will take place at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North, on, Friday, September, 11, 2009 at 2:00 pm. A private interment will take place at Hamiota Cemetery. Complete obituary information will follow. Flowers gratefully declined.  Donations in memory of Cogy may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3-824 18th Street, Brandon R7A 5B7. Expressions of sympathy may be made at Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
JASZCZA: The death of Jan Jaszcza of Brandon occurred Sunday, September 6, 2009, at his residence, Hillcrest Place Personal Care Home.Funeral arrangements are pending with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
KALMAKOFF LABELLE: Agnes Mary, daughter of James and Annie (nee Tanner) Pritchard, November 12, 1925 to May 18, 2009. Mom passed away peacefully with all her children, a lot of her step-children and grandchildren by her side. A nurse commented how nice it was to see so many people with mom. Agnes was born at home in Welby, Saskatchewan. She attended school at Willowvale and Hamona schools where even from a young age, as she was learning, she was also teaching. All who wanted to learn, even those older than herself. When Agnes turned 18 she along with her cousin Philomene Tanner moved to Brandon to work. Then in 1944 she met Mike Kalmakoff. They settled in Souris and Hayfield. In the early fifties, the family then moved to Forrest where she helped on the farm, started raising her large family and still had time to drive school bus. In 1952 the family moved to Brandon on 20th Street with Bill, Jim, Vernon and Annie in tow. It was there that Sally, Michael, Kenny, Suzie and Lenny were born. Dad worked for Bradley Construction and helped build many of the roads and highways in Manitoba. Mom was at home raising the kids and making ends meet sewing, reupholstering chesterfields and baby-sitting, yet she always found time to put in a large garden. The house was always full and no one was ever turned away. Our friends always became part of the family. Mom’s siblings were always there. Relatives in those days always wintered with us. Dad died in 1963 and Mom continued on alone. In 1965 she met Phil Labelle and the family all moved to Winnipeg to join Phylis, Henry, Lydia, Edward, George and Georgina. It was there that Mom carried on the same traditions and like her Mother, she helped everybody and never complained. She walked many miles every day to clean houses and never took a bus because that would mean less money to take home to help sustain the family. Her motto was, “Have sewing machine, will travel” as she reupholstered many chesterfields in Winnipeg and Brandon. All of our clothes were mended and a lot of them hand-made. Grandchildren started coming along and she always enjoyed them like her very own. With Mom and Dad (Phil) there was always room for one more, as it had always been. The family was over-whelmed with all the people who came to pay last respects. There were many and many tears shed. Wheelers Funeral Home went above and beyond in ensuring a beautiful service. Swan Lake Hospital, Notre Dame Hospital and Boundary Trail Hospitals are thanked from the bottom of our hearts for their efforts in keeping Mom as comfortable as possible and doing all they could for her in her final months, weeks, and days. Mom held her head high. She worked hard, loved lots and tried to teach us by example how to carry ourselves. She forgave and forgot. She knew it wasn’t forgiving if you never forgot. She never held a grudge. Mom loved music. She played guitar in her younger days. The gramophone was always blaring. She sang, Kitty Wells and Hank Williams, Wilf Carter were a few of her favorites. She was totally in love with Elvis. She would show us chords on the guitar. She never got tired of singing, “It wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels”, “Old Rugged Cross”, “When the Roll is Called Up Yonder”. Mom enjoyed going to Brandon to see her son Vern’s band play, especially at the Crystal Hotel where she met and made many friends. Mom took us to church every Sunday. We all had perfect attendance for years on end, summer and winter. Mom had tons of friends, but the ones who reciprocated the most were Mrs. Long (Grace), Mrs. Smith (Pauline), and Mrs. Cooper (Gladys Cameron). They lasted a lifetime. Mom always had a chuckle because she had four babies; Lenny, George, Georgina and Denise. The family would like to especially thank Denise, Edgar and Cathy for the extra care they gave to Mom in her final years. Great-Grandma, Granny, Mom, Sister, Friend. She will truly be missed, forever. Survived by children; Bill, Jim (Charlotte), Vernon (Cathy), Sally (Sylvie), Michael (Michelle), Suzie (John), Lenny, Darlene (Tom), Denise (Edgar). Step-children; Dora (Harry Ogg), Rose-Marie (Arthur Ogg), Yvonne (Arthur Beheyt), Ernest (Denise), Irene Plomondon, Sally, Lucien (Marge), Pauline (Brant Halliday), Rita (Aimie Corbel), Teresa (Albert Corbel), Phyllis (Omer Desjardins), Lydia (Jim Murray), Henry, Edward (Jackie), George (Rosie), Georgina (John Tremblay), brothers; Clarence, Richard, and Bernard, as well as many grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by her father James Pritchard, mother Annie, husband Mike Kalmakoff, husband Phil Labelle, son Thomas, daughter Annie, son Kenny, brothers Harry, William, Leonard, Frank, sisters Amelia and Mary, granddaughter Tina, step-son Alphonse and best friend Grace Long. Anges Labelle was laid to rest alongside husband Phil Labelle and children Annie and Kenny at Glenlawn Cemetery at 455 Lagimodiere Blvd., St. Boniface, Manitoba.
TURNBULL: Charlie Turnbull of Brandon, beloved husband of Val, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, September 3, 2009, at the age of 85 years. A celebration of Charlie’s life will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Wednesday September 9, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Joe Ball officiating. A private family interment will be held at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Charlie may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, "Cancer Services", 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A2B3. Complete obituary information to follow.
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RUSSELL: Alice Mae Russell of Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota, passed away August 3, 2009 at her residence. Alice was born February 18, 1912 at Dunstable, Alberta, the oldest of six children of Walter and Evelyn Trewin. The family moved to Manitoba where they farmed at Waskada, Hamiota and then Bradwardine. Because their father was handicapped (had only one arm), the children had to work extra hard, especially the oldest, Alice. Times were hard, and Alice started working at age thirteen to help support the family. She later worked at Hamiota Hotel for $5.00 a month. She wasn’t able to go beyond grade 6 at school, but continued to learn through reading. In 1934 Alice married Jack Russell who had emigrated from Scotland. He worked first at farm jobs and then became night watchman in Hamiota. Alice was a wonderful homemaker. She was well known for her baking which she generously shared with family and friends. When the children were older Alice became involved in community activities. She was a 4-H leader, seamstress, and later a child care giver and home care worker. She was a member of Eastern Star, the Legion Auxiliary, and for many years collected for the Canadian Bible Society. She also enjoyed music, dancing, curling and lawn bowling. Alice was a devoted church member with a strong faith, and as long as she was able, a visitor to the sick and shut-ins. She was proud of her family and their accomplishments, and happy that they had the educational opportunities which she had missed. Alice was blessed with artistic talent which she developed by taking lessons through the Hamiota Art Club. She has left several paintings for her family to enjoy. Alice is survived by sons John (Shirley) of Rivers, Manitoba, Alex “Sandy” (Marilyn) of Edmonton Alberta, daughter Edith Ann (Bob) Walker of Niagara Falls, Ontario, grandchildren Colin (Alice) Russell of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Naomi Russell of Brandon, Manitoba, Hugh Russell (Craig Terry) of Chicago, Illinois, Ian Russell (Moira Shannon) of Creston, British Columbia, Patricia (Don) Reeve of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Kristine Sawry of Stonewall, Manitoba, Jamie (Cindy) Walker of Toronto, Ontario, Lori Ann Walker of Crystal Beach, Ontario, Lisa (Bruce) Mair of Ridge way, Ontario. There are 14 great-grandchildren and 2 great great-grandchildren. Also surviving are brother Jack (Merle) Trewin of High River, Alberta, brother-in-law Bob McConnell of Hamiota, Manitoba and several nieces and nephews. Alice was predeceased by her parents Walter and Evelyn Trewin, husband Jack, sisters Val (Vic) Anderson, Edythe (Roy) Gerrard, Dawn McConnell, nieces Vicki Broughton, Bev Clarke, nephew Garry Trewin. A celebration of Alice’s life took place August 11, 2009 at Hamiota Pentecostal Church with Pastor Paul Gosselin officiating. Music was provided by Naomi and Hugh Russell and Craig Terry. Scripture reader was Patricia Reeve and eulogist was Naomi Russell. Pallbearers were Don, Eric, Thomas and Steven Reeve, Taylor and Travis Hagen. All but Don Reeve are Alice’s great-grandsons. Interment was in Hamiota cemetery. Arrangements were by Campbell Funeral Home of Hamiota. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Alice’s memory to the Canadian Bible Society, 952 St. Mary’s Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2M 3R8 or to Birch Lodge Activity Fund, c/o Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, Manitoba, R0M 0T0.
PARKER: Joan-Marie Parker (nee Birks), August 20, 1918 – September 2, 2009. Passed away at Peace Arch Hospital at age 91 surrounded by her family. Born in Surrey, England, Joan immigrated to Canada at age 11 with her brothers Robert, John and sister, Marguerite, all of which have predeceased her. Living in Brandon, she was also predeceased by her husband Thomas Benjamin in 1966. She was the first woman President of the Brandon Real Estate Board, earned the “Woman of Distinction” award for women in Business in Brandon and District, served on the Manitoba Real Estate Association Board, and established Joan Parker Realty in Brandon. At age 70, she retired to White Rock and became an active artist, becoming the President of the White Rock and South Surrey Art Society for 7 years. Her friends, family, dogs and garden were her life. She is survived by her three sons, Allan and his wife Esther of Kelowna, and their daughter Lisa and her husband David, and great grandson, Marcus of Langley; Kenneth and his wife Jill and daughters Meagan and Brittany of Surrey; Donald and his wife Colleen living in the family home in Brandon. The service is to be held at Victory Memorial Gardens in White Rock on September 9th at 3:30 p.m. Following the service a Celebration of Life will be held at her home, 1051, 165 St., White Rock. Interment to follow in Abbotsford on Thursday.
“She will be greatly missed by us all”
HYNDMAN: Nyall Dennis, of Brandon, father of David (Glenda), Dennis (Pat) and Ken (Sharon), died peacefully on August 1, 2009 in Spiritwood, Saskatchewan. Nyall was born April 11, 1924 to Frank and Laura Hyndman of Oak River, Manitoba. He was raised in and took his schooling in the Rapid City area. He joined the Canadian army in 1941 and went overseas in 1943, seeing action in the invasions of Sicily and Italy, and then in the liberation of The Netherlands. He was decorated with the Military Medal for bravery in the field. Nyall married Margaret Adams on July 6, 1946 in Rapid City, Manitoba and the couple moved shortly thereafter to Winnipeg. Nyall left to work in the mine in Flin Flon in the fall of 1947, and Margaret and their infant son joined him in the spring of 1948. Sons Dennis and Ken were born in Flin Flon in 1951 and 1953, respectively. A son, Alan Joseph Nyall, died in infancy in June, 1964. They made Flin Flon their home for the next 39 years where he was active in curling and with the Legion and Rotary, and served for five years as President of the Flin Flon Bombers Junior Hockey Club. Nyall and Margaret moved to The Pas in Jan 1985 and was there honored by the Fire Dept as citizen of the year for helping to rescue people from a burning building. They then moved to Brandon the next year, ultimately to Rivers in 1987 where he resided until July 2008 when he moved into Victoria Landing in Brandon. He was an avid golfer. He especially enjoyed golfing with his sons in their annual golf match, played over many courses throughout Manitoba and Saskatchewan over a 23 year period. He also enjoyed traveling with Margaret around southern Manitoba on the “5-in-9” golf tour, playing many courses and making many new friends. Nyall had an easygoing manner which allowed him to make friends with virtually anyone. The service to celebrate his life was held Friday August 7 at the St. James Anglican Church in Rivers, with Ven. Paul Curtis officiating. His son David delivered a touching eulogy as a tribute to his father. Readings were given by great-granddaughter Jordan Hyndman, granddaughter Miranda Hyndman and granddaughter-in-law Alexandra Goojha. Stacey Hyndman and Corey Hyndman gave a recollection of Nyall on behalf of the grandchildren. Urnbearer was his grandson Corey Hyndman. A lunch was held at the Rivers Legion Hall, with the Legion Ladies Auxiliary providing. Interment was at Rapid City Cemetery. He was predeceased by: Margaret, his beloved wife of 61 years; an infant son, Alan Joseph Nyall; his parents, Frank and Laura Hyndman; his brother Orrie, killed in action; his brother, Bob; his sister Jean Christie; brothers- and sisters-in law: Edie and Bob Adams; Doug Brown; John Terry; John Ferarnley; Sophia Hyndman; and Charlie Christie. He is survived by: His sons: David (Glenda); Dennis (Pat); Ken (Sharon); His grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Kelley (Kerri); Schuyler, Delaney, Addison; Corey (Alexandra); Lindsay (Scott); Stacey (Doug), Shaun, Kevin; Denny Jo (Riley), Jordan, Imogen, Grace; Miranda (Evan), Kaitlyn Annabel; Allan (Holly), Duncan and Aidan; Scott; Mitchell (Nicola). His sister-in-law, Charlotte Brown. His brothers-and sisters-in-law: Grace Fearnley; Betty; Timer. And many nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Beau “Lac” Funeral Home in Spiritwood, Saskatchewan and Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota, Manitoba. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Nyall’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, #3-824 18th St. Brandon, MB R7A 5B7. Messages of condolence can be emailed
HITCHEN: Alan Trevor Hitchen passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, August 26, 2009. Alan was born in Manchester, England on February 14, 1938 to Arthur and Evelyn Hitchen. He was raised in St. Annes-on-Sea, Lancashire, England with his six siblings. Alan completed Grammar school in Lytham/St. Annes. He briefly played professional soccer with the Blackburn Rovers before enlisting in the Royal Air Force from 1956to 1965. After an honourable discharge from the Air Force, he began a career in banking which brought him to Canada where he held various management positions with the Royal Bank in Calgary. Alan finished his working life with a career in the Federal Government working with Revenue Canada before retiring at the age of 60 as a Customs and Immigration Officer in Wild Horse, Alberta. He was a member of the Royal Air Force Police Association. Over the years, Alan enjoyed positions with various community groups including Cub Scout Leader and a Lions Club member. Earlier in life, he enjoyed activities such as golf, soccer, curling, and fishing. In the later years, he enjoyed following his favorite sports teams on television and was a strong supporter of Manchester United. Alan enjoyed reconnecting with colleagues and school friends via the internet. Alan will be forever remembered by his wife, Dorothy; children: Graham (Karen), Ian (Stacey), Julie (Lonny) Taylor; grandchildren: Steven, Hannah, Marcus, Megan, and Keith. He is also survived by siblings: Arthur, Maureen, Roy, and Helen. Alan was predeceased by his parents Arthur and Evelyn; brothers: Derek and Brian. A private family service was held at Memories Chapel on Monday, August 31, 2009. Donations in memory of Alan may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Suite 1402-222 Queen Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5V9 or to the Canadian Diabetes Foundation, 1400-522 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2R5.Expressions of sympathy may be made Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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