Classifieds / Obituaries
McLEAN: Duncan Oliver Olie McLean of Brandon, beloved husband of the late Margaret McLean, passed away at Valleyview Personal Care Home on Monday, July 19, 2010 at the age of 91 years. Visitation will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, Friday, July 23, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with Mona Franklin officiating. A graveside service will follow at Rapid City Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Central United Church, 327 8th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 3X5. Complete obituary information to follow. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
HARDER: Bill Harder, March 5, 1938 to July 17, 2010. It is with great sadness and deep mourning in our hearts that we announce the passing of our husband, father and grandfather, Bill Harder. Bill passed away peacefully with his family by his side on July 17, 2010. Bill was predeceased by his parents Abraham and Eva Harder as well as his brother John and sister Elsie. Bill was born on March 5, 1938 in Plumas, Manitoba. He married his wife Betty Ann on December 14, 1968. They moved to Brandon in 1977 where Bill then worked for Manitoba Hydro for 21 years. He spent his leisure time playing golf, curling, and then taking up billiards after he retired. Bill leaves to mourn his passing his wife Betty Ann, daughter Sharon (Mike) grandsons Adrian and Anthony. His sisters Erna (John), Bertha (Bill), Hilda, Ester (Bill) and Rose. His brothers Ben (Ruth), Gary (Kim), Ron and Fred (Sandy). His brothers-in-law Roy (Elma) and Hank (Paulette). His sisters-in-law Connie, Mary (Don), Jeannie (Cliff), Carol (Ed) and Shirley. As well as many nieces and nephews. Due to Bills wishes there will be no funeral service, however, there will be a cremation and private immediate family service at Rosewood Memorial Gardens.
HAKMAN: William "Bill" - beloved husband of Mary and devoted father of Andrew passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton on Friday, July 16, 2010 at the age of 62 years. Bill was born on June 7, 1948 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the second child of Michael and Margaret Hakman. Bill grew up in Winnipeg, attending elementary, high school, and university there. After university Bill began working for General Chemical Canada in the calcium chloride division, and held that job for 21 years. After this job ended, Bill took on personal pursuits, and in the process became a "jack of all trades". Bill wasn't afraid to take on any task, and did them all well, from carpentry, to electrical, to plumbing, to mechanical repairs, to servicing his own vehicles. You name it, he would do it. In 1975 Bill met the love of his life Mary. They were married in 1978 and took up residence in Brandon, Manitoba. In 1983 they were blessed with the arrival of their only son, Andrew. Andrew was Bill's pride and joy, and even after Andrew moved to Edmonton to attend university, Bill remained in daily contact with him. Bill and Mary enjoyed traveling, and were fortunate to visit Europe, northern Africa, the South Pacific, Hawaii, and most recently the southern U.S. It was during a recent trip to Edmonton to visit their son, that Bill suffered a heart attack and stroke on June 29, 2010. fought valiantly to stay with us, but lost his battle on July 16, 2010. Bill was a devoted and loving husband and father. He was taken from us far too soon, and has left a huge void in our lives. Bill was predeceased by his parents Michael in 1991 and Margaret in 1975, and by his sister in childhood. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years Mary, son Andrew, father-in-law Antony Grzybowski, brother-in-law Zenon (Lynn) Grzybowski, nieces Shannon Grzybowski and Lesley (Joe) Kozun and their children Nicole and Megan. Prayers will be said at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church, 327 - 4th Street, on Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Celebrants will be Rev. Fr. Dominic Yuen and Deacon John MacKenzie. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Bill may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3-824-18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7.Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
Forever in our hearts, until we meet again""Vichnaya Pamyat"
GREENLEY: Helen Greenley passed away at the Melita Health Centre on Saturday, July 17, 2010 at the age of 90. She was predeceased by her parents George & Elizabeth (Scott) Purvis; husband Cecil of 53 years, infant son Bobby, son Morley, daughter- in-law Marla, brother Eddie, sisters-in-law Mae, Mabel, Dorothy, and Nora, brother-in-law Merton, grandson Terry Judd, and granddaughter Karen Downey. Helen is survived by her son Ellis (Beatrice); 4 daughters: Betty Maureen (Robert) Mowatt, Lorraine (Tom) Kirkup, Ellenor (Greg) Kidd, and Trudy (Darcy) Kurtz; also her caring step-daughter Melba (Bim) Judd; 22 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; sister-in-law Lottie; brother-in-law Everett (Grace) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate Helen's life will be held on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 11:00 am from the Coultervale United Church, Coulter, MB. with Pastor Wayne Unger officiating, interment to follow at the Coultervale cemetery. Donations may be given to the Coultervale Cemetery or to the Coultervale Community Centre. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home Melita 522-3361. To send condolences or special memories to the family, please visit: www.redpathfuneralhome.com
ZAVITZ: Deanna Pauline Zavitz Vanderburgh (nee Imlach). July 10, 1939- July 10, 2010. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Deanna Pauline Zavitz, on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at the Beausejour Hospital with her family gathered at her side. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her children, Jim (Chere) Vanderburgh, Ken (Linda) Zavitz, Denise (Dwight) Reich and Jason (Tracy) Zavitz; her grandchildren Clinton (Vera-Lynn), Craig (Amy), Brendan (Ashley), Evan (Amber), Heather and Drew, Kenny (Cheryl), Kristy (Layton), Courtney, Brett, Alissa, McKenna and Carson; her great-grandson Austin; sisters: Jean, Molly and Vici, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence Vanderburgh; her son Arnie; her parents Lorne and Christina Imlach; her brothers Bob and Mac and her sisters: Betty and Dorothy. Deanna was raised and spent the majority of her life in Brandon, Manitoba. Her last year and a half was spent in Beausejour. Deanna was the seventh child of eight. She grew up in a very loving and caring home. She spent many years working for the Department of Agriculture before moving on to continue her education and getting her LPN Degree. She worked for many years in the City of Brandon caring for hundreds of individuals. All whom she touched their hearts and was in return touched by theirs. She was an incredible mother who gave each of us an amazing amount of strength, courage, dignity, determination and most of all love. She had the biggest heart of gold. She would do anything for anyone and never expected anything in return. She was also the most compassionate individual, caring for everyone that came her way. She will always be our rock. Thank you Mom for always being there for us. A sincere thank you to Home Care and the staff of the Beausejour Hospital for all their care and compassion. Cremation has taken place and graveside service will take place on August 20, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the West Lawn Section at Brandon Cemetery. In memory of Mom donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba/Alzheimers Society.
WETTIG: Doreen Wettig (nee Sparks) July 10, 1946. On July 12th, 2010 at 6:20 a.m., Doreen saw her last sunrise. Doreen passed away in Brandon, Manitoba peacefully, with her family at her side, after a long struggle with cancer. She was born in Miniota, Manitoba to Ivan and Katherine Sparks (Predeceased). She lived throughout southwestern Manitoba until 1979 when she, her husband Morley, and family moved to the Northwest Territories. Doreen moved back to the Brandon area in 1998, after the death of her husband Morley in 1996. Doreen is survived by her sons Shawn (April), Darren, and Sheldon (Kara), and her loving grandsons Thomas and Zachary who will forever miss their Nana. She was predeceased by her husband and closest friend, Morley, who also passed away from cancer in 1996. She will be fondly remembered by her many uncles, aunts, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews, as well as her extended family of close friends that she and Morley made throughout their lives. Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, Western Manitoba CancerCare Project, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 (http://www.brandonrha.mb.ca/en/ foundation/). Special thanks are given to the staff of the Cancer Centre and the Palliative Care Centre in Brandon, who provided outstanding care to Doreen through all stages of her battle. Funeral services were held at St. Matthews Anglican Cathedral in Brandon, on Friday, July 16th, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. Interment will take place at a future date in Maryfield, Saskatchewan. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
RUCKLE: Rita Carmel Ruckle passed away on July 1, 2010 at the BrandonRegional Health Centre with her family at her side. She was born May 28, 1930 in Sydney, Nova Scotia, to Garrett and Mary Ann Murphy. She attendedHoly Redeemer (Girls) school and after her school years helped in her parents corner store. Rita then went to work in a men's clothing store at the Pier. Later on the family moved to South Bar. Rita got the urge to travel to Manitoba where she found employment in a clothing store. Later she returned home to help with her ailing father. In 1958, she returned to Brandon and met her husband to be, Ron Ruckle, and they were married on December 26, 1958. In 1959, she and Ron moved to Flin Flon for the next eleven years. It was there where her two sons were born. While there, sheloved to skate, meeting a lot of other skaters. She met Bobby Clarke and his mother at skating sessions. Rita was diagnosed with diabetes in 1963. In 1967, she helped fifteen year old Bobby when he was diagnosed with his illness. He went on to play many years with the Philadelphia Flyers. She also loved knitting and crocheting and never missed a hockey game, especially the Flyers. She loved to travel, going south to Arizona for the winters and to Alaska in 2005. Also visiting family in B.C. and back home to Cape Breton until her health started to fail. Rita was predeceased by her mother, father, sister Eileen, nephew Gary and brother-in-law Derrick Tatlock. She is survived by her husband Ron; sons David (Maire) and Kevin (June); her sisters Cecilia and Sister Mary Murphy. There are nieces, nephews and step grand and step great grandchildren, and her sister-in-law Reta Taillefer. A Memorial Gathering and fellowship was held at Memories Chapel on Wednesday, July 7, 2010. A private graveside service was held at Carberry Plains Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Unit B, 727 - 10th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 4G7 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 2B7.Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangementswere with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
After GlowI would like the memory of meTo be a happy one,I'd like to leave an after glowOf smiles when life is done.I'd like to leave an echoWhispering softly down the ways,Of happy times and laughing timesAnd bright and sunny days.I'd like the tears of those who grieve,To dry before the sun,Of happy memoriesThat I leaveWhen my life is done.
RANKMORE: Jean Elizabeth Rankmore passed away in Carberry on June 22, 2010 at the age of 94 years. Jean was born at Harte, Manitoba on March 17, 1916, the only daughter of Dave and Elizabeth (Muirhead) Fitzsimmons. She grew up on her parents farm and attended the local Montrose School. Her grandmother Fitzsimmons lived in Carberry and Jean lived with her while attending Carberry High School. In 1943 she married Hugh Rankmore and moved to Fairview. Hugh operated a country elevator at Fairview and Jean was an important part of the operation. She fed men who worked at the elevator and salesmen and company travelers who happened to come to the elevator just before dinner. At times she took on the task of feeding crews who were building an annex or painting the elevator. Two teachers also boarded there. While she lived at Fairview she attended Summerville Church and belonged to various church organizations. She supported functions at Fairview School and the Fairview Community Club. She was a charter member of the Sharon Chapter of the Eastern Star. Jean also curled. She remembered curling a few games in the one sheet Summerville Rink under gas lights. She curled for many years in Carberry. In 1987 she retired to Carberry and the newly built Marshall Memorial Centre which was named for old neighbors from Harte. She enjoyed living in Carberry and taking part in the United Church and Drop-in activities. She loved company and had a long list of people she kept in touch with by phone. Reese and Kenzie were favored guests. Jean was predeceased by Hugh in 1985, her parents, her brother Clare, and sister-in-law Beth Fitzsimmons as well as brothers and sisters- in-law. Surviving are sons Gordon (Sharon) and Don (Linda). There are two grandsons: Scott (Sharon) and Kelly (Leone) and two great granddaughters: Reese and Kenzie. Also surviving are sisters-in-law Winnie Brandon and Lila McLeod and several cousins including the two remaining Muirhead cousins Margaret Hood and Myrtle Little. Interment was in the Carberry Plains Cemetery on June 26, and it was followed by a funeral service in the Carberry United Church with Peggy Reid officiating. Whites Funeral Home was in care of arrangements.
NEUFELD: Peter Neufeld, born December 26, 1929 at 8-3-20 sw of Boissevain, Manitoba. Deceased July 13, 2010 at Grace Memorial Hospital. Peter was born on the family farm, where he lived for 64 years of his life. He received his elementary schooling at Bluevale just west of the farm and his high schooling at Mennonite Collegiate Institute in Gretna. He graduated from grade 12 in 1948. He returned to the farm where he worked in partnership with his father. He was baptised on his confession of faith at the Whitewater Mennonite Church in 1952. In 1954 he married Jessie Cornelson and they took up residence on the family farm. Peter & Jessie were blessed with four children; Tenley, Tannis, Rocky, and Velvet. Their first child, Wendy was still-born. Peters favourite pastime was the sport of baseball; he was a talented pitcher and demonstrated great speed on the base paths - whether playing or watching he simply loved the game. Additionally he was a very proud father and Grandfather, and thus he was a regular spectator at his childrens ball games and music concerts, a practice that he continued with his grandchildren. Peter and Jessie farmed together until 1994, when they retired to their present home in Winnipeg. Even after retirement he played baseball in the World Senior Games in Winnipeg in 2000. He was also very committed to his Bible studies and especially the study of prophecy. In 2005 he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and completed the prescribed treatment. He returned to excellent health walking regularly and travelling to watch his beloved family play sports and participate in concerts and church services. A shoulder injury in 2008 and another in 2009 slowed him down a little but he soon returned to a very active daily routine. His family was planning to celebrate his 80th birthday on the 24th of July. In the early hours of Tuesday, July 13th his heart stopped beating and his earthly life came to its conclusion. Peter is predeceased by his daughter Wendy, parents, Peter and Sara Neufeld, brother Abe, sisters Mary, Jessie, and Sarah, sister-in-law Hilda, brothers-in-law George Duerksen and Jake Reimer. He is survived by his wife Jessie, children Tenley (Herman Dyck), Tannis (Nostedt), Rocky, Velvet (Dale Sulymka);grandchildren Johnathon, Jordan and Sterling Nostedt and Jada Dyck. The family wishes to thank the Winnipeg paramedics, medical staff and Chaplain at Grace Hospital and all who have expressed their condolences during this difficult time. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 17, 2010 at Portage Avenue Church, 1420 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg. Donations can be made to Mennonite Central Committee ~ Salt (Jada) or to Cancer Care Manitoba. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 17, 2010 at Eastview Community Church, 3500 DeVries Avenue, East St. Paul, with interment to follow in Green Acres Cemetery.
KEMP: Alice Lorraine Kemp, formerly of Rapid City, Manitoba passed away on July 14, 2010 at the Brandon Health Centre at the age of 93 years. Funeral service will be held on Monday, July 19, 2010 at 2:00 pm at the Rapid City United Church, Rapid City, Manitoba. Interment will take place at the Rapid City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Rapid City United Church, the Rapid City Legion, or a charity of your choice. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
MAYO: Evelyn Mary Mayo (Parker,) beloved wife of Stuart, passed away June 22, 2010 at BRHC after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. Evelyn was born August 15, 1934 on the family homestead in Willen, Manitoba, the only daughter of Cecil and Ruby (Thompson) Parker. Her younger years were spent at Willen, Guelph, Ontario, then to Broomhill where she started school in the old Hathaway School. After a brief year in Drumheller, Alberta the family returned to Melita, where Mom attended school at the old Browns School. She was a long standing member of Browns 4-H Seed Club where she received many ribbons for the potatoes and flax she grew. She loved being on the farm. She attended the Agricultural School in Brandon and after completion worked as a babysitter/housekeeper, Woolworths in Regina and both cafes in Melita. This is where she met the love of her life. She and Stuart were married October 6, 1955 in Melita. Together they resided in Melita, Pipestone, Virden, Brandon and Kemnay. They raised four children: Denise, Linda, Timothy and Terence. Mom was a hard worker all her life. Her motto was If a job was worth doing, it was worth doing well. While raising four children she still managed to help out on the farm and her parents farm with any chores that needed done. She milked many a cow, put up preserves, and went berry picking, all of which she enjoyed. In between all this she managed to bake, cook a fantastic meal and alot of times deliver it to the field where for years she helped dad with custom baling. In Virden she worked for home care, meeting many friends who remained good friends for life. Together mom and dad managed the Western Motel in Brandon for a few years and after mom stayed on to clean rooms for quite a long time. She was also employed at The Brandon Sun in the Mail Room for many years. She enjoyed her job at Grey Goose in Brandon which she eventually retired from in 1999. Mom enjoyed horse back riding, especially on her Sheltland Queenie, whom she had for nearly 30 years. She enjoyed curling (even getting a few 8 enders), playing cards into the wee hours of the night, dancing, bingo, playing slots at the casinos, camping, and fishing with family and friends. She never missed putting a birthday or anniversary of family and friends on the CKLQ happy line. She enjoyed family get togethers and could always be found in the kitchen cooking up a storm. She enjoyed traveling and visiting with family and friends. She enjoyed her grandchildren and especially her great-grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Stuart; children: Denise Mayo, Linda Demare, Tim (Shannon) Mayo, Terry (Kathy) Mayo; grandchildren: Letitia Shannon, Rebecca Taggart, Jeffrey (Jolene) Sawatsky, Brittany (Daniel) Sawatsky; Tyler Mayo, Parker Mayo; Matthew Mayo, Jasmine (Pat) Mayo, Darian Myers, and Travis Myers. Great-grandchildren: Rachael, Clayton and Jhordan Shannon; Brendan and Julia LaPierre; and Taiz Sawatsky. Sisters- in-law Joyce and Ellen Mayo, brothers-in-law Bruce (Bonnie) Mayo and Allen McKenzie and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her parents Cecil. and Ruby Parker, in-laws Reg and Janet Mayo, brother and sister-in-law Orval and Gladys Parker, brothers-in-law Keith and Allan Mayo, sister-in-law Jean McKenzie, nephews Bobby Parker, Brent Fitzpatrick, and Derek Parker, son-in-law Charles Demare, grandson-in-law Matthew Shannon and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A celebration of life memorial tea was held on June 27, 2010 at Senior For Seniors Hall in Brandon for friends and family to reminisce on her wonderful, thoughtful caring ways in life. As the sun shines brightly overheadAnd pain free you can roamTo join our loved ones on the other sideRemember call when you get home. ,
EVANS: Stanley George Evans, beloved husband of the late Violet Evans, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Thursday, July 15, 2010 at the age of 93 years. A private family service will be held with Rev. Chris Arthur officiating. Interment will take place in the Veterans Section at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Stan may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 1529 Cedar Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1A6. Complete obituary information to follow. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
ELLIOTT: Jean Mabel Elliott (Boulton) passed away June 8th 2010, at the Reston Health Centre at the age of 80 years. She was born on March 17th, 1930, on the family farm in the Kinloss district, near Reston. She was the youngest of eight children and attended school at Kinloss and later in Reston. Jean was employed as a Postal Clerk at the Reston Post Office and once married also in Pipestone. On October 25th, 1958, she married Charlie Elliott and together they settled into married life at the Elliott family farm in the Belses district, near Pipestone. Jean enjoyed farm and family life, gardening, and baking. We have many memories of her in the kitchen, baking for the family, for the Reston Fair or canning fruit for enjoyment in the winter. She was always there with an encouraging word, When times are tough, Do Not Quit! Participating in her community was also an integral part of her life. She was a member of the Belses Basting Belles, the Belses Hobby Club, Belses School secretary, a faithful member of the Pipestone United Church, serving as treasurer for a number of years, the UCW and Guild organizations, RM of Albert History book committee, 4H leader and curler in local bonspiels. For over forty years, Jean reported the Belses news for the Reston Recorder. In 1988 Charlie and Jean built their retirement home across the road from the family farm. She continued to enjoy gardening, a little more time to read, taking pictures, capturing video of her dear grandchildren, travelling with her beloved Charlie, and generally enjoying family and friends. She was a kind and gentle soul and could often be found visiting at a local tea or at the hospital or nursing home. For years she could be heard delivering greetings on the CKLQ Happy Line. Throughout her life and even in the face of failing health, Mum maintained her faith in God and her love for her family, friends and community. Jean is survived by her husband of 51 years, Charlie; sons Glenn (Nancy); Ron (Sharon); Garth (Barb); daughter Sharon; grandchildren Alicia, Justin, Sondra, Meghan, Ryan, Chantal, and Corey; sister, Mary Milliken; brother, Frank Boulton; sister-in-law Marian (Cecil) Greig; and many nieces and nephews. Jean was predeceased by her parents Thomas and Elsie; siblings Emily and Annie Boulton; Edna (Ewen) Pearn; Violet (Joe) Sowtis; Edwin (Merle) and brother-in-law Beverly Milliken. A service to celebrate Jeans life was held on June 12th, 2010 at the Pipestone United Church with the Rev. Dwight Rutherford officiating. Interment followed at the Pipestone Cemetery. Redpath Funeral Home, Melita, in care of arrangements.
Forever in our hearts, until we meet again.
EARL: Mary Kathleen Earl (nee Hagan) November 17, 1930 - June 28, 2010. Passed away peacefully at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto with her four daughters at her side. Born in Brandon, Mary was Valedictorian for the 1947 graduating class at St. Michael's Academy. That same year she completed the A.C.T.L. in music. In 1951, Mary graduated as a Registered Nurse from the Brandon General Hospital and joined Transcanada Airlines as a flight attendant until her marriage to Ted Earl. Mary and Ted had six children and Mary was a stay at home mom until the first five were in school. Upon returning to the nursing profession, Mary worked at facilities in Manitoba, British Columbia and Ontario. In 1998 she retired from the Grace Hospital in Toronto. Predeceased by her youngest child, Christopher Jan 2007, her father, Thomas Hagan May 1976 and her mother Queenie January 1998, Mary will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her five children, Debbie Earl (Kingston), Tom (Arizona), Jocelyn Vanderzon (Quebec), Allison and Carrie Earl (Toronto), daughter-in-law, Amerjit Chima (Toronto), nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren, and her sisters, Sheila (Allan) Johnston, (Regina), Eileen (Jim) Jones (Austin TX) and Pat Hagan (Coquitlam). Memorial Service was held in Toronto on July 3, 2010.
DUNN: Paul Francis passed away peacefully, at Fairview Personal Care Home, on Thursday July 8, 2010 at the age of 97years.Paul was the youngest child of Nicholas and Margaret Dunn. He grew up on the family farm near Ingersol Ontario, and later, moved to London Ontario to continue his education. Paul worked in Owen Sound prior to joining the military RCEME. In 1943, Paul met Nellie and in 1945, they were married.Paul worked for General Motors from 1945 to 1950. In 1951, Paul came to Brandon, to manage Sharpes Auto Electric. Paul managed Sharpes for 32 years until his retirement at the age of 72. Paul was actively involved in the Brandon community. He was a member of the legion and the UCT. In the 50s he enjoyed singing with the Mens Barbershop Chorus. Paul enjoyed hockey and in the 60s was the president of the Wheat Kings. Paul negotiated the teams entry into the WHA. In the early years of Assiniboine Community College, Paul taught an evening class in Automotive Electrics. Paul was a long time member of Saint Augustines Parish were he filled the position of secretary for the St. Vincent de Paul Society for many years. After his retirement in 1985, Paul enjoyed skating, biking, swimming, and golf with his wife and best palNellie. Paul remained active and involved in the community and church until he was well into his 90s. Paul was predeceased by his parents, his brothers Ray, Ford, Joseph and Fredrick, and his sisters Rose, Mary (Sister Audrey), Catherine (Sister Margretta) ,and Margarete. Paul leaves to mourn his loving wife Nellie, his daughters Barbara Bennett (Gord), Liz Burgoyne, and son Bill (Dana); his loving grandchildren: Keely Starr; Mark, Michael, Paul and David Bennett; Shane, Shayleen, Carloyn Burgoyne and Elise Wolski, their spouses, and twelve great grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial took place July 12 2010, with Fr. Dominic Yeun as Celebrant. Interment was at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. The family wishes to thank the clergy and parishioners at St. Augustines Church, for their support, and for organizing the service music and lunch. Our heartfelt thanks to the Fairview Personal Care Home staff for the care, encouragement and compassion they offered so generously over the last year. Paul will be remembered as a loving husband, a caring father and grandfather, and a gentleman who touched the lives of so many with generosity, good will, and humour. For those wishing donations may be made at a charity of your choice.Messages of condolences may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com
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