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ANDRONICK: The death of Henry Andronick, beloved husband of Norma and dear father of Shannon, Jan, Patti, Jody and Steve, occurred at Rideau Park Personal Care Home on Wednesday, September 28, 2011. The funeral service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North, on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Interment at Brandon Cemetery. Complete obituary information will follow.
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DRAKE: It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of Amelia (Millie) Drake, widow of Ed Drake, in Brandon on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 80 years of age. Remaining to forever cherish Millie’s memory is her sister, Lil Sklar of Brandon. She is lovingly remembered by her extended family members, many nieces and nephews and many friends. Millie and Ed enjoyed many memorable years with family and friends at their cottage at Pelican Lake, where a glass of wine and pleasurable company was always waiting for anyone who stopped by. They also loved to travel to many vacation spots in Mexico and Southern USA. Millie will be remembered for her thoughtfulness, generosity and devotion to her family and friends. Her labours of love, included beautiful knitted afghans and creating baking items for all to enjoy. She was blessed with a long and happy life and will be deeply missed. Millie was predeceased by her devoted husband, Ed Drake, parents Nicholas and Rose, sisters Ann, Mary, Sophie, Kay and brothers Stanley, Jack and Walter. A graveside service will be held at the Brandon Cemetery on Friday, September 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Millie can be made to any charitable organization of choice.
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VAN DAMME: Cecile Van Damme (nee Hutlet). Peacefully at the Rideau Park Personal Care Home on Friday, September 23, 2011, Mrs. Cecile Van Damme of Brandon, Manitoba passed away at the age of 94 years. Cecile leaves to mourn her passing five children: Harvey (Bev Tosh), Dorothy (Gerard Sanders), Dennis (Betty- Anne Van De Kerckhove), Roger (Jean Halliday) and Ivan (Paulette Desrochers); 11 grandchildren: Shelley (Jerry Crampain), Darren Van Damme, Eileen Sanders, Tricia (Steve Trembecki), Ian (Joanne Swanson) Sanders, Connie (Derek Donais), Crystal (David Todd), Lisa (Jaret Rowan), Clayton Van Damme, Sherry Van Damme, Darcy Van Damme (Danielle Fouillard) and numerous great-grandchildren. Cecile was predeceased by her husband Leon Julienne Van Damme in 1970 and by their three children: Joseph, Rita and Doris. Funeral Services will be held in the St. Alphonse Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, September 29, 2011. Prayers at 1:30, Funeral Mass at 2 p.m. followed by a private family interment in the Parish Cemetery, with Father Francis Eworo officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to charity of your choice. Adam’s Funeral Home of Notre Dame, Manitoba in care of arrangements. Phone 248-2201 or 1-888- 400-2326.
SEAFOOT: Kenneth Carl Seafoot of Brandon, beloved husband of Eleanor and father of Sheldon and Carl, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at the age of 86 years. A funeral service will be held at Central United Church, 327 – 8th Street, Brandon, on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Carroll Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or a charity of your choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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NEVINS: Passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday September 22, 2011 at the age of 76 years, Vivian Loreena Nevins (nee Yeo) of Brandon, formerly of Belmont, Manitoba. Vivian leaves to mourn her passing her two children Phyllis (Laurie) Denbow and Lloyd (Lori) Nevins both of Brandon, six grandchildren Angela, Melissa, Dustin, Jennifer, Cody and Derek; sisters Eileen (Murray) Ingle of Edmonton Alberta, Bunny (Alan) Vesa of Winnipeg as well as numerous extended family and friends. Vivian was predeceased by her parents Wes and Doris Yeo and by a brother James. A Graveside Service will be held at the Hillside Cemetery, Belmont, Manitoba, on Wednesday September 28, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Mike Williams officiating. Following the service, a reception will be held in the Belmont Community Hall, everyone is welcome. Memoriams may be made in Vivian’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st St. Brandon Manitoba, R7A 2W8. For online condolences, please visit Jamieson’s Funeral Services, Willmor Chapel, of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
GILBERT: Clarence John Gilbert of Brandon, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, September 24, 2011 after a short illness, at the age of 83 years. Clarence was born on January 16, 1928 to Fred and Kate Gilbert, and spent his younger years on the farm and attended a country school. He played some hockey, enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing shuffleboard and cards. Clarence drove a gravel truck, latter working at Shilo where he retired in 1991. He liked the farm, doing chores and traveling to horse shows, visiting with friends and watching his family compete. He also enjoyed the family race horses. Left to mourn his passing are his wife Wilma, son Fred (Alice), daughter Beverley (Allen), grandchildren Wendy (Chad), Derek, Jamie-Dee (Daryl), great-grandchildren Trace, Parker, Jessica and Shelby. Clarence is also survived by brother, Alec and sister Florence. He is predeceased by his parents, brothers Stan, More and Don, sisters-in-law Isobel and Ann, as well as many other relatives. Clarence was always happiest when surrounded by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A Funeral Service will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Chris Arthur officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery.
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Francesca of Port Dover (formerly of Brandon, Manitoba), passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, September 24, 2011 in her 41st year. Cherished wife of Chris. Dearly loved daughter of Lorraine Large and Robert Foreman. Dear sister of Alexis Foreman and Ripley Large. Will be sadly missed by her niece, Destiny Lam and nephew, Brandon Lam, as well as, Max and Dawson. In keeping with Fran's wishes, all services will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Waters Funeral Home, Port Dover (519) 583-1530. For those wishing, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.
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DYCK: After a brief hospitalization as the result of a brain injury, Henry (Herb) Dyck of Portage la Prairie, formerly of Brandon, Manitoba, passed away peacefully on September 22, 2011, at the age of 76, with his family at his side. Henry is survived by his loving wife, Dorcas (Sercombe); daughters Carol (Tom) Foster of South Paris, Maine, and Mavis Dyck of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba; sons Earl (Linda) of Brandon, Manitoba, Wayne (Ruth) of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Dennis (and friend Dorothy) of Otisfield, Maine; grandchildren Dylan (Jessica) of Brandon, MB, and Deanna Dyck (Chad McKinnon) of Rapid City, Manitoba, Christopher Dyck of Chicago, IL, Amanda and Veronica Dyck of Jamesville, NY, Deleah Foster of Greenville, SC, Naomi, Devon, and Sherilyn Foster of South Paris, ME, and Timothy, Matthew, Rachel, and Joel Dyck of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Also surviving are great-grandchildren Brayden and Jordyn McKinnon of Rapid City, Manitoba, and Jacob Dyck of Brandon, Manitoba; one brother, Abe Dyck of Kimarno, Manitoba; and one sister, Anne Watson of Winnipeg, Manitoba; as well as many nieces and nephews. Henry was predeceased by his parents, Abe and Annie Dyck, his brother William, and his precious granddaughter, Dana Dyck. Henry was born on August 14, 1935, at Plum Coulee, Manitoba, and lived there with his family until September 1944 when they moved to Gladstone, Manitoba. After completing his schooling at Valley Stream School in 1951, he worked on farms in the area until he moved to Swan River to work as an apprentice jeweler in the fall of 1952. On December 1, 1954, Henry married Dorcas Sercombe in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. As he began raising a family, Henry worked as a farm hand for his father-in-law, John Sercombe, and also later for Fred Tufford. In 1960, Campbell’s Soup came to town, so Henry took a job at the plant until 1966. After diesel maintenance training at MIT (RRC) in Winnipeg, he moved to Brandon, Manitoba, where he worked with Lee Implements for a brief time. In 1972 he was hired as a letter carrier. Then in 1981 he transferred from Brandon to the Portage la Prairie post office, where he worked until his retirement in 1997.Henry’s spiritual journey began in the summer of 1948. While attending Vacation Bible School, Henry realized that the Lord Jesus had died for him; he repented of his sin, and he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour. He often spoke with gratitude for the two young ladies who gave up their summer to come all the way from Ontario to give the gospel to the children in the district where he lived. He then began to fellowship with the believers at the Gospel Hall in Pine Creek, MB, and later in Portage la Prairie and Brandon, MB. Henry also had many friends with whom he enjoyed fellowship, including the Christians of Crescent Heights Chapel in Portage la Prairie. Henry was a generous supporter of many Christian ministries, especially children’s works that spread the good news of salvation through the Lord Jesus. He was also one of the original founders of Christian Heritage School in Brandon. Henry was enthusiastic about keeping alive the memories of times past and so enjoyed photography and collecting memorabilia, especially anything pertaining to the railroad. He also volunteered at several museums in southern Manitoba. He was the driving force in the placement of a cairn as a memorial of Valley Stream School in the Municipality of Westbourne in the District of Muir on July 31, 1999. Henry will be sorely missed by his loving wife and family, his many friends, and also by Mavis, his daughter and biking companion. A funeral service will be held at Portage Evangelical Church in Portage la Prairie on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Visiting hours will also be held at Crescent Heights Chapel, 1745 Saskatchewan Ave West, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 with a devotional at 7:30 pm. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Postal Bible Studies, P.O. Box 110, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, R1N 3B2 or Canadian Sunday School Mission, 200-189 Henderson Hwy Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2L 1L7. Arrangements are by: Ronald Moffit Memoiral Services, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.
DUNLOP: Thomas Robert William Dunlop. Surrounded by family, Tom Dunlop passed away peacefully and with dignity on Wednesday, September 21st, 2011, at the Bayside Personal Care Home in Killarney, Manitoba, after a long struggle with Lewy Bodies Disease. Tom was born on the farm in Dunrea, Manitoba, on March 17th, 1935. Tom married Eileen Smith in September, 1955, and farmed successfully on the family farm. He then got into the fertilizer business as a manager for Shur-Gro in Killarney for over 25 years. He also custom combined through the northern U.S. and Canada. Tom was an accomplished carpenter and enjoyed curling. Tom was a member of the Killarney Elks #238 for over 47 years. He also enjoyed dancing, playing ball, golf and hockey-an alumnist of the Brandon Wheat Kings. Tom was predeceased by his parents Jim and Edna Dunlop. In March 2000, Eileen Dunlop (Smith) his wife of 45 years passed away after a lengthy illness. “PAPA” will be deeply missed by daughter Karen Dunlop-Saindon (Marc) and son Tracy Dunlop (Chris) and grandchildren Lindsay (Russ), Joel (Ashley), Cory (Andrea), Benjamin, Georgia and one great grandson Oliver. Tom is also survived by sister Mavis Chambers (Ross). In November 2002, Tom married Marilyn Woolsey and resided in Killarney until his passing. They both enjoyed dancing and travelling in the winters, heading south or to British Columbia. Tom will be missed beyond measure by Marilyn and her children Geof Dixon, Marcia Downey, Patty Manning (Bill), Rhonda Dixon. grandchildren Cameron, Jared, Alanna, Chelsea, Brianna, Sonja, Marisa, family and friends. A private family interment shall take place at the Brandon City Cemetery, Brandon, Manitoba. The memorial service to be held at the Killarney United Church, 432 Williams Avenue, Killarney, Manitoba, on Tuesday, September 27th, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the staff at Bayside Personal Care Home and Dr. Anton Pio for their gentle and compassionate care. Memorial donations can be made to the Killarney Elks #238-Children’s Foundation Killarney Funeral Home
TRELKA: Mabel Laura Elizabeth Trelka passed away surrounded by her family at Fairview Home, on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at the age of 88 years. Mabel was born in Brandon, to parents Lyall and Mabel Simpson on June 3, 1923. She married the love of her life Charlie Trelka on July 5, 1944. She was a stay at home Mom to Susan and Joe until the mid-1950's. She entered the work force at Highway Lunch, Shamrock Lunch and then found her niche at Pue's Interior Furnishings. She had a natural flair for interior decorating. She was a proud lifetime member of the Sokol Association and a member of St Joseph's Polish National Catholic Church. She participated in many activities and fundraisers for both. She loved her bowling, both with Charlie, and later her "bowling ladies". She made many a trip to bowling tournaments in Canada and the US. She did some traveling to the US, Hawaii and Mexico. Mabel and Charlie were the first residents of Sokol Manor. She loved to crochet, knit and put puzzles together. She was very supportive of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a very determined person, which was very evident when she obtained her driver's license at the age of 66, after Charlie's death in 1989. She still spent summers at their cabin in Grey Owl campground. When she moved into Fairview Home she made sure she attended all of the activities available to her. Mabel is survived by her daughter, Susan (Bob) Ash, son Joe (Helen) Trelka; grandchildren Dana (James) Avison, Deron (Chelsey) Ash, Tracey (Cory) Rodger, Jolene Morcombe, Brittany (Andre) Trelka; great- grandchildren Ben and Katie Avison, Easton Ash, Matthew, Kristopher and Tyler Rodger, and Brooklyn Morcombe. Also surviving is her sister Jean Williamson, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Ted and Marlene Trelka and special nephews Terry (Heather) and Bobby (Alissa) Trelka and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, mother and father in-law, four brothers-in-law, two sisters- in-law and two precious wee great-grandsons. A private graveside service was held on Monday September 19, 2011 at the Brandon Cemetery, with Father Jerzy Urbanski officiating. The family wishes to thank the staff on the 2nd floor of Fairview Home for taking such wonderful care of Mom, and for always making her feel so special. Donations in memory of Mabel may be made to a charity of choice.
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THERRIEN: The death of Mario Charles Therrien, beloved husband of Heather (nee Davidson) and dear father of Marc (Kylie Stasila), Rachel and Sarah, occurred suddenly in Brandon on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. Mario was born in Quebec City, on November 17, 1952, son of Joseph and Jeanne Therrien of Armagh. Funeral service will be held at Memories Chapel, 330 - 18th Street North, on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be in the Rosewood Memorial Gardens.
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SNYDER: Debra Lee (Briggs) “Debbie” Snyder. Peacefully on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 with family by her side, at the Portage District General Hospital, Debra Lee (Briggs) “Debbie” Snyder, beloved wife of Fred Snyder, passed away at the age of 54 years. Memorial service will be held at the Hartney Community Centennial Center, Hartney, Manitoba on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with the Reverend Margret Kristjansson officiating. Interment will follow in Hartney Riverside Cemetery. Debbie was born March 22, 1957 in Hartney, Manitoba. She is survived by her husband Fred; her parents Myra and the late Bud Briggs; siblings: Eddy (Brenda) Briggs, Sandra (Fred) King, Robert (Teresa) Briggs, Heather (Harley) Shuster, Andrea (Peter) Armstrong, Nanette (Shane) Easterbrooks and Kori Snyder; and numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, grand nieces and friends. Should friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 200-310 Broadway, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 0S6. Condolences may be sent to the family c/o Omega Funeral Home, 83 Royal Road South, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, R1N 1T8, 1-800-303-4621 or friends may leave a message of sympathy on our web site “Dedicated to those we serve”.
McKIE: William “Bill” Kenneth McKie, passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at the Valleyview Care Centre in Brandon, Manitoba, at the age of 88 years. Bill was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Cecelia (Lampi) McKie, sisters Janice McKie and Marcia Droege and brother Thomas McKie. Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 44 years, Sylvia, his two step-children, Russ (Donna) Everett and Dale (Roy) Baker, his brother Allan McKie, sister Virginia, three grandchildren, Ray (Kim) Everett, Duane (Gina) Baker and Tyler (Jessica) Ameccii, eight great grandchildren and several extended family members. Bill was born and raised in Bessimer, Michigan. He received his degree in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. Bill was enlisted in the US Army as special project engineer from 1943 to 1946. After being released from his Army duty, he finished his degree as an engineer. He then embarked on his career which took him to Duluth MN where he met Sylvia. From Duluth, Bill moved on to Chicago, Minneapolis, Fort McMurray, Calgary and others locations during his career. When it was time for Bill to retire, he and Sylvia settled in Brandon. Bill could not simply relax in retirement, so he took a job working with MB Hydro as a housing energy efficiency inspector. Bill then took on the task of being Project Manager for Grace Lutheran Church, constructing churches for Labours for Christ from coast to coast. From Brandon they moved onto Medicine Hat to enjoy the milder winters and spent 13 years there before moving back to Brandon to be closer to family. Throughout his life Bill really enjoyed the outdoors, which included hunting, fishing, camping and golfing. He also enjoyed taking pictures of his travels along the way. Bill would always be willing to tell a story about his life adventures, whether you were a long time acquaintance or were fortunate enough to have just met him. Through his extraordinary life his true joy was spending time with his family. Bill will be deeply missed for his caring heart, honesty and thoughtfulness. A Funeral Service was held at Grace Luthern Church, Brandon, Manitoba, on Saturday, September 17, 2011 with Rev. Edmund Mielke officiating. Interment followed at the Brandon Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
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KLASSEN: It is with sorrow that we, her family announce the death of Katherine Klassen on September the 19, 2011 at Hillcrest Place, formerly of 83 Wilnor Bay, Brandon and Beresford, Manitoba. Katherine was born to Jakob and Anna Derksen in Felsenbach, Ukraine on May the 1, 1924. After a tumultuous childhood and young adulthood in Europe before, during and following WWII, she immigrated to Alexander, Canada where she met and married the love of her life, David Klassen. They were married in Abbotsford, British Columbia on October the 15, 1949 and then settled on Dad's farm at Beresford, Manitoba. As we think about Mom's life, the gifts of hospitality, kindness, benevolence and care are hallmarks of her life. From serving coffee to neighbours to large family dinners on special occasions, Mom's baking skills and hospitality gifts were known to many. She was a humble, unassuming woman who always placed others before herself; hundreds have experienced her generosity, caring and concern. As children, we were well taught the virtues of caring and sharing and the importance of faith in God. She loved her grandchildren and later her great grandchildren unceasingly; as a prayer warrior, her family was always in her prayers and as she was always interested in and aware of the activities of her family, she prayed specifically. Katie is survived by her daughter Helga (Jim) Bryant and grandsons and great granddaughters: Chris and Sheri Bryant, Haylie and Alyssa; Ken and Jocelynn Bryant; David and Anna Mae Bryant, Tayler and Sierra. She is also survived by her son Paul (Becky) Klassen and grandchildren and great grandsons: Valerie and Walter Funk, Steven andJordan; Kevin and Lyndsey Klassen, Deklan and Cole. Also surviving are a sister Anna Ackerman in Germany; sisters-in-law Anne Klassen and Liz Robinson and husband Norman of Vancouver, British Columbia; brother-in-law Henry Klassen and wife Edna of Merritt, British Columbia. Katie was predeceased by her loving husband David Klassen in January of 2009. They are now together in the presence of their Lord and Saviour. We wish to thank the staff at Hillcrest Place for the loving care and attention they provided to our mom as she made her home there since January of 2009. A celebration of Katie's life was held at Richmond Park Church on Friday, September 23. Donations in Katie's memory can be made to Mennonite Central Committee, 134 Plaza Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 5K9.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
HUDEY: Richard (Rick) Kevin Hudey passed away on September 14, 2011 at the age of 55 years. Beloved husband to Gail Hudey, precious son to Steve and Ceone Hudey and son-in-law to Roy and Doris Stephen. He will be sadly missed by his children, Bryce and Stephanie Hudey. Rick had two stepchildren, Duane (Carme) McMaster and Rhonice McMaster and was known as 'Grandpa Rick' to Nicolas, Andrew and Harris. Rick is survived by siblings: Ron (Brenda), Randy (Gail), Rhonda, Mark (Dorothy), Michael and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Percy and Vi Clayton, Gladstone, and Mike and Dora Hudey, Neepawa. Rick was employed by Manitoba Hydro for thirty-six years and will be missed by many co-workers and friends. A graveside service was held on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the MS Society, Unit 5B - 457 9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7K 1K2.
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Arrangements were with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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