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HOCKLEY: Donovan Elliott Hockley passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 19th, 2011, one week shy of his 99th birthday. Don was born in 1912 in North Brandon, Manitoba, the third child of Fred and Marian Hockley. He married Helen Wagner on August 12, 1942 and relished that marriage for 62 years until Helen passed away in 2005, on the same day as Dad passed but, exactly six years earlier. Don and Helen purchased their farm in North Brandon in 1945, and gradually increased their holdings and evolved the operation. Don founded Donovan Holsteins in 1958, a business that is now being carried on by the third generation of Hockleys (Neale), and remained active in the business of farming well into his 80s. He had many hobbies after semi-retirement, which included woodworking, restoration of antique cars, tinkering and traveling, while still farming part-time. Many of his wooden bowls made their way to friends and family, and wooden stools, rocking horses and doll cribs were crafted with love for his grandchildren. A 1929 Model A Ford was completely restored from a rusted shell to a fancy quarter-ton, complete with an oak floor in the converted truck box. Travel took Don and Helen on many memorable trips, which included points across Canada, Alaska, Florida several times, the Rose Bowl Parade in California, and to Hawaii, and Great Britain. The trips they looked most forward to were those to visit relatives in Ontario and visits to their sons’ families in Western Canada. After Helen passed away in 2005, Don spent winters in Chilliwack with son Dale and his family and at the age of 97 made a trip to Palm Springs, California with son Glenn. Don could often be seen in recent years traveling the area close to the farm in his golf cart visiting friends and family and keeping track of the progress of crops. He is survived by four loving sons; Wes (Mary); Garth (Elaine) and their children, Heather, Neale and Travis; Glenn (Linda) and their children, Tamara, Chad, Victoria, and Jaclyn of Calgary, Alberta; Dale (Tina) and their children, Robert and Mila of Chilliwack, British Columbia. There are nine great-grandchildren; Grady, Morgan, Cameron, Landon, Aiden, Madison, Corbin, Tanner and Benjamin. We wish to thank the Home Care Workers who looked after Dad in his home, the nursing staff in the Assiniboine Centre and, especially, Dr. du Plooy and Dr. Benade. The Funeral Ceremony and Celebration of Don’s life will be held at Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place immediately after the funeral service at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Please join us at the Victoria Inn, 3550 Victoria Avenue, for lunch. We look forward to your company. If friends desire, donations may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation,150 McTavish Avenue E., Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3 (funds will be directed to the General Fund to be used for the purchase of much needed special equipment) or to a charity of choice.
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Rebeka Elizabeth Hamilton- Pattison November 8, 1996– July 13, 2011. With deep sorrow we announce the sudden passing of our beloved darling Rebeka Elizabeth, 14 years old, Wednesday, July 13th at St. Amant in Winnipeg. Rebeka departed this earth peacefully and happily on her own terms ending in a merciful way her courageous struggle with a lifelong illness. She will be sorely missed and cherished forever by her mother Gaylene Hamilton, father Andrew Pattison, big brother Seamus, grandparents Peggy Hamilton, Alan and Gillian Pattison, uncles and aunts Dawn, Lindsay, Blair, Rae Anne, Bruce, Karen, Jaime, Simon, Jill, Philip and Angela, as well as her adoring cousins Kyle, Lauren, Matthew, Gabriella, Liam, Laura, Aidan and Aaron. Other mourning family members include Darrell, Tyler, Braden, Hector, Carlos, Arlene and Richelle. Also grieving Rebeka’s passing are many caregivers, teachers and staff at St. Amant and Wolseley School who looked after Rebeka with deep love and compassion. Over the years Rebeka’s sweet gentle spirit and unique boundless energy touched the lives of other numerous family friends, colleagues and health care staff in Winnipeg and Brandon. Her exuberance, love of life and passion for school, sports and play are fondly remembered by all those who knew her. Rebeka is predeceased by her maternal grandfather Bruce Hamilton. The family would especially like to thank Dr. Stan Lipnowski and the doctors and staff at St. Amant, Children’s Hospital and the Rehabilitation Centre for Children for the excellent care given to Rebeka throughout her lifetime. A memorial service for family, caregivers and friends will be held Wednesday, July 27th at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel at St. Amant, 440 River Road, with Father Gilbert Gariepy officiating. A private interment service will take place at Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens. If desired, donations in lieu of flowers may be made in Rebeka’s memory to the St. Amant Foundation, to the Sanfilippo Children’s Research Foundation, or or The Wolseley School ASP Program, 1-204-783-3237.
Be at peace now, dear Rebeka, we will always love you and treasure your memory for evermore.
Condolences may be sent to www.desjardinsfuneralchapel.caDesjardins 204-233-4949. 1-888-233-4949.
GUGIN: Frederick Stanley “Stan” Gugin of Minnedosa, Manitoba passed away on July 20, 2011 at the age of 87 years. Funeral service will be held on Monday, July 25, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Minnedosa Funeral Service Chapel, Minnedosa, Manitoba. Interment will take place in the Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
GREAVES: Margaret Isabel (née Lang) Greaves passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at Valleyview Care Centre at the age of 88 years. She was born on December 1, 1922 at Coulter, MB to Frank and Ethel (née Murray) Lang, the fifth oldest in a family of nine. She attended Coulter and Waskada schools and graduated from the Registered Nursing Program at the Brandon General Hospital in May 1944. Margaret married Gerald (Jerry) Greaves of Brandon, at the Lyleton United Church on August 5, 1946. She nursed for several years, until she was involved in an accident with an ambulance in Brandon. She was a member of the B.G.H. Nurses Alumni, Brandon Lioness Club and a member of Naomi No. 6 Rebekah Lodge from 1991 until 2008. She was also a volunteer for The Red Cross Blood Donor Clinic and at the Brandon General Hospital. She enjoyed ice skating, knitting, crocheting, reading, dancing, singing, and the many lunches with her sisters, brothers and families. She also enjoyed the years she lived at Hobbs Manor and the many friends she had there, and participated in most of the activities. She moved to Valleyview Care Centre in November 2010. She is survived by sisters; Dorothy Downey of Melita and Lorraine Richardson of Brandon; brothers Andy (Ila) and Reg (Jean) Lang of Souris; sister-in-law Ruby Greaves; plus many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Jerry on February 11, 2002; parents Frank and Ethel Lang; sister Jean Downey; brothers Francis (Sonny) and Murray Lang in action in the Second World War, and brother Everett Lang in infancy; brothers-in-law Louis and Leighton Downey, Jim Greaves and Russell Fedoruk; mother-in-law Emma Greaves; sister-in-law Vivienne Fedoruk and nephew Francis Downey. The Funeral Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood of Central United Church officiating. Pallbearers will be nieces and nephews, Donna Cameron, Frank Lang, Garry Lang, Allan Downey, Ron Richardson and Jane Fedoruk. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. 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.
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GAMLEY: Madge Gamley passed away, at the age of 88, on July 19, 2011 at River Park Gardens Personal Care Home with her daughters Brenda and Barb by her side after suffering a stroke on July 10. Madge was born November 19, 1922 to Ella Etta and Alvin Hill. She resided in Alexander most of her life. In 1948, she married Lloyd Gamley. Madge was predeceased by her husband Lloyd in June of 2007, sons-in-law Bob Pull 1988 and Leonard Germaniuk 2008. She leaves to mourn: Brenda Germaniuk; Barb Christianson (Jim), granddaughters Jennifer Gomes (Elmer), Kelly Ouellette (Dave), grandson Tim (Lyndsay); son Brian (Karen), grandsons Ryan and Sean; son Ron and granddaughter Brittany; eight great- grandchildren Payton, Zachary, Lucas, Dawson, Carter, Ethan, Evan and Reese; as well as nieces and nephews. Madge and Lloyd lived in Alexander until 1999 when they moved to Brandon. In December 2006 she was diagnosed with Alzheimers and became a resident at Fairview Personal Care Home until April 2008 when she moved to River Park Gardens in WInnipeg. We wish to thank all the staff at River Park Gardens for the care that Mom received during her three year stay and especially her last 10 days. There will be a service at Alexander United Church on Wednesday, July 27 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Wayne Sanderson officiating. Interment will take place in the Alexander Cemetery prior to the service with just the immediate family. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Madge may be made to a charity of your choice.
FULTON: After a courageous battle with cancer Eric (Rick) Bain of Birtle, Manitoba, beloved husband of Carla and loving father to Jill and Tim (Brittany) passed away on June 21, 2011 at the age of 61 years at the Russell District Hospital. Rick was born Sept. 19, 1949 the third child of Harvey and Millie (Green). In his childhood years Rick was active in 4H beef club, United Church activities, Cubs and sports. After graduating from Birtle Collegiate in 1967 he attended the University of Manitoba and graduated in 1971 with his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. He returned to Birtle to farm with his father and brother Ken. In January 1973 he met Carla McDole the love of his life at a bonspiel in Foxwarren and they were married on July 13, 1974 in Elgin, Manitoba. Rick enjoyed curling, serving on the Board of Directors of the Birtle Curling Club and also as draw master for many bonspiels. He also served on the Recreation Commission, Ministry and Personal committee of the United Church, Manitoba Pool committee and sub-district council acting as secretary for 21 years. He was a devoted husband and father supporting his children in all their activities. In 1998 Rick and Tim co-chaired the safe grad committee working together as Rick tried to teach his son the art of negotiating. In the end a fun and successful safe grad was enjoyed by all. In 2001 they once again joined forces to reorganize the Birtle Bruins Senior hockey team with Rick acting as manager and Tim team captain. In their first year back in the NCHL they were runners up in the league and won Gold in Provincial C playdowns. In 2002/2003 they won Silver in Provincial B and in 2003/2004 won Gold in Provincial C. Rick was predeceased by his parents Harvey and Millie, brother Gary & in-laws Bert and Dorothy McDole. Left to cherish his memory are wife Carla, children Jill and Tim (Brittany), grand-dog Cleaver, sister Terry Fulton, brother Ken (Lucille) sister-in-law Janie (Tom) Breneman, brother- in-law Jim McDole, nieces and nephews Darcy (Phil), Andrea (Dave), Mark (Melanie) Tara (Todd), Crystal (Matt) Jamie, Chris, Jodie (Jon) and Kara (Mike) Aunts: Marion Fulton, Peggy Fulton and Olive Perry. A celebration of life was held on Monday, June 27, 2011 at the Birtle United Church with Rev. Heather Robbins officiating. Interment was in the Birtle Cemetery. We will forever keep precious our memories of the love, laughter and tears that we shared.
EDWARDS: Marion Eva Edwards, beloved mom of Maureen Miller and David Edwards, passed away peacefully at her residence, Hillcrest Place, on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at the age of 86 years. A Celebration of Marion’s life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Monday, July 25, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Mr. Lawrence McInnes officiating. A private family interment will take place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Marion may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2W8. Complete obituary information to follow.
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CROSSON: Beverley Merle. On July 8, 2011 our Mom and Grandmother peacefully passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Her life began on May 26, 1935 at the farm of her parents, Bill and Mae Jones in McAuley. She continued to live there until the age of 12, when the family moved to Courtney, BC. During a summer visit back to the Prairies in 1950 she met her future husband, Fred Crosson. They married on October 24, 1951 and began farming in the Hillsgreen District near McAuley. Their union resulted in three daughters, five grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Upon retirement from the family farm in 1983, they moved to McAuley. Over the next 20 years she enjoyed crafts, gardening, visiting with her children and enjoying life. After the death of Fred in 2003, she moved to Brandon to be closer to her daughters and lived the remainder of her life. Bev’s unconditional love and kind spirit will be forever missed by her family and friends. She was predeceased by her parents Bill and Mae Jones, and her husband Fred Crosson. Left to mourn and remember her spirit fondly, daughters; Elaine (Bryan) Stonehouse, Sherrie (Dennis) Gabrielle, Juli (Ed Terleski) Crosson; grandchildren Ryan (April) Stonehouse, Kerry (Trevor) Veitch, Trevor (Megan Gerring) Gabrielle, Kent Gabrielle, Lindsay (Deke) Baley; 11 great-grandchildren and brother Rick (Sue) Jones. A funeral service was held on July 13, 2011 at Carscadden’s Funeral Home in Moosomin and interment followed at the McAuley Cemetery. Bev’s family would like to thank all the family and friends for their support during this time and the kind words expressed about our Mom and grandmother.
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BERRY: The world is a quieter place. Harvey Everett Berry, age 97, passed away at Fairview Home, Brandon on July 16, 2011. The next time we hear thunder, we will know that it is Harvey telling God how he wants things to be done! Harvey was the last of twelve children born to Joe and Mary Berry at Gilbert Plains. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude (née Paynter), his daughters and their families; Noreen (David Maguire), sons Wade (Dinh), their daughter Sophie, and Shane (Gayle), their daughter Lennon; Beryl (Larry Maguire), son Tim (Barb), their children Colton, Ashton, Emily, Shamus, daughter Laura (Devin) their children Oscar and baby due in September; Bonnie (Randy), their children Paul (Lily) and Elan (Jeff). One sister-in-law, Noreen Cass, nieces, nephews and cousins remain to remember him. After working on the Bull Gang, underground, pipefitting on the surface, Harvey’s job in Flin Flon was patrolling and repairing the wooden water line from the mining company to Cliff Lake, six miles a day on foot or on snowshoes. When he became head pumpman, he and Gertrude lived at Cliff Lake. He retired to Souris, then Brandon. Harvey enjoyed gardening, camping, curling, horseshoes, pool, crib, music, baseball, hockey and games with his family. He loved nature and had dogs, cats and geese as pets. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 66 years. He was stationed at several places during the war with the RCAF. The most memorable was Goose Bay. Special thanks to Chuck Bailey for the many years of playing crib and lately bingo with Harvey. Thanks to Murray’s Dealership for being Harvey’s drop in place. Brandon City Police, you may relax now! He won’t be pushing his walker on Richmond Avenue. We sincerely appreciate the staff at Fairview Home for their kindness, patience, and humor in caring for Harvey. A funeral service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Chris Arthur officiating. Interment will follow in Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Rick Hansen Foundation, 300-3820 Cessna Drive, Richmond, BC V7B 0A2 or online at
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“Rest In Peace, Dad!”
APPLEBY: Norval Patrick (Pat), March 17, 1920 - December 6, 2010. Peacefully, with his family at his side, Norval Patrick (Pat) Appleby took his last breath on earth and first breath into eternity and went home to be with the Lord on December 6, 2010, at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon, Manitoba. Norval endured several health problems the last year of his life but with his positive attitude and humour, he had the strength to face his dailyactivities with dignity and grace. Norval was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was born in Saint John, NB (Darling's Island) son of the late Walker and Mary Jane (Curran) Appleby. He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Frances Josephine (Green), in 1992, 17 year old daughter Brenda Joyce (twin to Barbara) in 1967, Grandson Carl Anthony West in 1966, brothers George and Lawrence, sister Kathleen her husband Jack Bowes, brother-in-law Frederick and sister-in-law Doris Green. He is survived by wife Harriet (Roulette) Appleby of ten years, daughters Joan (Carl) West, Kelso WA., USA, Patricia (Delbert) Hastey, St. Stephen, NB., Barbara (Robert) Blake, Onanole, Manitoba, Coleen (Frederick) Fox, Calais, ME, USA, Marion (John) O'Ray, Dauphin, Manitoba, only son Norval John Appleby, Kelowna, B.C., step daughter Marie (Brian) Thompson, Brandon Manitoba, and 15 grandchildren, 8 step grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 12 step great grandchildren and 1 step great-great grandchild, several nieces, nephews, cousins, along with his brothers wives, Lillian and Mary Appleby, Sudbury, Ontario. Norval loved to travel and often commented on how he was so welcomed by family and friends from Canada's east-to-west coast and USA especially in his home Province of NB. Norval was a veteran of WWII and served as a stoker in the Canadian Navy from 1941-1945. At age 85, he returned to his Navy roots by being honoured at two reunions in B.C. and NS. These were in preparation for the Navy's Hundred Year Anniversary in 2010. Never shying away from career opportunities and being a self learner, his working career was both challenging and interesting. Norval mined for several years in ON, NB, Northern Que., and Harbour Side, Maine, U.S.A. Before leaving NB, he worked in sales for the Electrolux Company, sold cars and Singer sewing machines, and was also a woodsman and construction worker on the Mactaquac Dam in Fredericton, NB. In 1971, Norval moved to Cranberry Portage (Northern Manitoba), and worked for Northern Manpower, training men to operate saws and machinery in the lumberjack field. When that job was completed, he cooked for different oil companies in MB, SK, and AB. Norval always had the unique ability to instill in his coworkers confidence and pride of a job well done. Throughout his life, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, guiding, traveling, and watching boxing and hockey on TV. As a young man, he was an amateur boxer. Norval also had a love for opera and classical music. In his early fifties, Norval became very interested in natural remedies for living a healthy lifestyle. Whenever he had the opportunity, he would share his wisdom of these natural remedies to anybody who would listen and was frequently found at Hedley's Health Hut. Over the years, he found peace and fulfillment in reading and studying the Bible and had an intimate relationship with the Lord. Norval was very proud of his family and he loved to talk about them and their accomplishments. "Good-bye my family, my life has passed. I loved you all to the very last. Weep not for me but courage take, love for each other, for my sake. For those you love don't go away, they walk beside us every day." Norval's Memorial Service will begin with the interment at 1:00 p.m. - Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at Brandon Cemetery, 18th Street South followed by a "Celebration of his Life" Service at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Mike Davis officiating and luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to a charity of your choice. Appleby family would like to express their sincere gratitude for the out pouring of love, support and prayers during this time of loss. We all greatly appreciate your thoughtfulness!
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
GREAVES: Margaret Greaves of Brandon, beloved wife of the late Gerry Greaves, passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at the Valleyview Care Centre at the age of 88 years. The Funeral Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Laird Russell-Yearwood of Central United Church officiating. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 2B3 or a charity of your choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
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PARNALL: Olive (Casselman) Parnall passed away at Abbotsford, B.C. on December 20, 2009. She was predeceased by her husband Hugh, sisters Margaret, Jean and Jewel, brothers Warren, Armand and Murray, two nieces and one nephew. She leaves to mourn her daughter Marlee, son Grant and grand children Clarisa, Sarah and Connor, sisters Jean, Aileen, Mime and Eleanor (who has since passed away), brother Harold and numerous nieces and nephews. Olive was born at Lauder in 1918, the ninth child of Steve and Tillie Casselman. She took all her schooling at Lauder and was active in all local activities including the famous Lauder Girls Basketball team. Olive enrolled as a driver with the Women's Army Corp (WAC) during the second World War and served overseas receiving her discharge in 1947. Olive and Hugh spent most of their married life in Yellowknife NWT before retiring to Abbotsford. A graveside Memorial service will be held at Lauder on Sunday July 24th. 2011 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Ralph Clark in attendance. Donations in her memory may be made to the Lauder Cemetery Fund through Eldon Ramsey, Box 66, Lauder, Manitoba, R0M 1C0.
CASSELMAN- Eleanor, 90 years, died in the Hartney Community Health Centre on Sunday, July 10, 2011. Funeral service will be held at the Lauder United Church, Lauder, Manitoba on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Lauder Cemetery. In memory of Eleanor, donations may be made to the Parkinson Society Manitoba or to the Lauder Cemetery Fund. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
FISHER: Peacefully, with her family by her side, Marilyn Doreen Fisher (nee Moffat) of Wawanesa, Manitoba passed away at the Glenboro Health Centre on Tuesday July 19, 2011 at the age of 74 years. Marilyn leaves to mourn her passing her loving husband Noel of 53 years, sons Mike (Maureen) of Wawanesa and Myles (Janice) of Claresholm Alta., daughter Loree (Clay) Vint of Brandon, six grandchildren Bryce, Brock, Devin, Quintin, Kevin and Mathew, sister Marjorie Olshevski of Winnipeg as well as numerous extended relatives and friends. Marilyn was predeceased by her parents Allen and Greata Moffat. A Celebration of Marilyn’s life will be held on Saturday July 23, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Wawanesa United Church with Shirley McBurney officiating. Interment to follow in the Wawanesa Cemetery. At the request of the family, those attending the service are asked to dress casual. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Marilyn’s memory to the Wawanesa & District Swimming Pool Inc Fund, Box 427 Wawanesa, Manitoba, R0K 2G0.For online condolences, please visit Jamieson’s Funeral Services, Willmor Chapel, of Glenboro in care of arrangements. 1-204-827-2480.
ROBERTSON: The death of Harold Mervin Robertson, beloved husband of Muriel and dear father of Mervyn, Lawrence, Dennis and Mavis occurred in Brandon on July 19, 2011. The Funeral Ceremony will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 2:00 pm. The Rev. Harvey Hurren will officiate. A private interment will be held in the family plot at the Margaret Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Harold to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3, 824-18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 5B7. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330.
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