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ROMANOWSKI: Barbara Romanowski (Bondarenko), October 27, 1920 – November 27, 2014, passed away peacefully at her residence, Fairview Home. Barbara was born in Poland and, after surviving captivity during the Second World War, immigrated to Canada in 1948 where she married Alexander Romanowski in 1950. She worked in the kitchen at Brandon General Hospital from 1948 to 1951 prior to moving to Forrest with Alexander where they rented a farm until 1955. They then bought their own farmland in Kemnay, where they stayed until 1980 when they retired and moved to Brandon. She enjoyed her time on the farm and loved tending to her garden. Barbara was a life-long member of the Polish Sokol. Predeceased by her husband, Alexander, one sister and five brothers. Barbara is survived by her son Edward (Anna), daughter Mary Sarkonak (Peter), grandchildren Steven Romanowski (Lisa), Sharon Romanowski, and Christopher Sarkonak, and great-granddaughter Loa Romanowski. Prayers will take place at Brockie Donovan Funeral Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Patrick Neufeld as Celebrant. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ed Fikus, Paul Huys, Andrew Krynski, Mike Ksiazek, Edward Romanowski, and Peter Sarkonak. Donations in memory of Barbara may be made to a charity of choice.
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PINEO: Margaret Helen "Peggy" Pineo (nee Munro), age 92 years, widow of the late Charles Pineo, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, November 29, 2014. A private family service will take place at Memories Chapel. Donations in memory of Peggy may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
McLENNAN: We are saddened to announce that Mae McLennan passed away peacefully, with her family by her side on Thursday, November 27, 2014 at the age of 98 years. Mae was born on July 27, 1916 in Oakner, Manitoba. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Don McLennan. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Cheryl McCallum, Wayne (Rhonda) McLennan, Wendy Clark, Colleen (Don) Parker, grandchildren Sheri McCallum, Debbie (Brent) Jessiman, Jamie McCallum, Blaine Clark, six great grandchildren and great great grandchild. The family wish to extend their sincere gratitude to Dr. Liesel Moller, and the staff at Dinsdale Personal Care Home. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date.
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KRUK: Katherine Marie “Kay” (nee Posterski). With great sadness we announce the passing of Kay Kruk at the Portage General Hospital on Friday, November 28, 2014 at the age of 91 years. Kay will be lovingly remembered by her children: Gerry (Eleanor), Brian (Lu-anne), Ernie (Anita), Joanne Richter and Ken (Terry); grandchildren: Kim, Kerri, Todd, Kevin, Britney, Ryan, Caitlyn, Pam, Dustin, Cory, Troy and Tyler; great-grandchildren: Hunter, Ben, Reaghan and Rose. She will also be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 3:00 pm at McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel, 56 Royal Road South, with the interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, if friends so wish, donations may be made in Kay's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of one’s choice. A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel. 204-857-4021
JONES: Roman Philip Allen Jones. On Saturday, November 29, 2014, at his residence Roman passed away at the age of 26 years. A casual Celebration of Roman’s life will be held on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 1:00-3:00 pm at the Carberry Legion, 25 Main Street, Carberry, MB. As tokens of sympathy donations may be made to the Kids Help Phone or the charity of ones choice.
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BURTON: Margarette Lillian Burton, beloved wife of the late Beverley Burton and dear mother of Sandra, Sharon, Linda, Grant and Howard, passed away on Friday, November 28, 2014 at the age 82 years. A time of visitation will be held at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, 332-8th Street, on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. A Celebration of Margarette’s Life will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Funeral Celebrant, Kim Lewarne officiating. A private family interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Margarette may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 339-12th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 4M3. Complete obituary information to follow.
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ALEX: Norman Phillip Alex beloved husband of Ruby Alex, of Minnedosa, MB passed away on November 29, 2014 at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home at the age of 90 years. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Minnedosa Funeral Service Chapel, Minnedosa, MB. Interment will take place at the Smoland Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of MB. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
MELNYK: Steve Melnyk, age 100 years, beloved father of Mike and Fred, passed away at his residence, Fairview Home on Wednesday, November 26, 2014. Prayers will be said at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 59-11th Street North on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 10:00 am. The Very Rev. Fr. Michael Skrumeda will officiate. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
McGRATH: Dale. Wilfred Thomas Dale McGrath, aged 72 years, of Elkhorn, Manitoba, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 in Virden, Manitoba. Dale is survived by his wife Peggy, son Brad (Cindy), and grandchildren Trinity and Dylan. Visitation will be held at Carscadden Funeral Chapel, 383 Wellington Street West, Virden, Manitoba on Monday, December 1, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 471 Queen Street West, Virden on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Celebrant will be Fr. Eric Zadji. A private graveside will follow at Elkhorn Cemetery. Donations in memory of Dale may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, #3 - 824 - 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7 or the Elks and Royal Purple Fund for Children, 100 - 2629 - 29th Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4S 2N9. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
MARTIN: Gladys Anzonetta Martin – March 9, 1914 – November 21, 2014. Gladys was born at the family farm home near Basswood, Manitoba to William and Nettie (Jones) Robertson, youngest of seven children. She attended Basswood Consolidated School, then went on to nurses training at Victoria hospital in Winnipeg and graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1935. She was employed at Lady Minto Hospital in Minnedosa and in 1939 married Clarence Nordstrom. After Clarence’s death in 1956, she worked as a dental assistant for Dr. McLean and in 1959 returned to nursing at Minnedosa District Hospital until her retirement. Gladys married Ross Martin of Minnedosa in 1979. She was a member of Minnedosa United Church and belonged to U.C.W. for several years. She enjoyed travelling, and had many wonderful trips and great memories. She enjoyed curling, bowling, golfing, card games and BBQs with friends. Gladys was predeceased by her parents, husbands Clarence and Ross, Sister Myrtle (John) Thompson, and five brothers; Earl (Edythe), Lorne (Frances), Lloyd (Christene), Russell, and Clifford (Dorothy). She is survived by her son Brian Nordstrom and his wife Ingrid, her granddaughter Cynamon (Bill) Mychasiw, and great grandson Ashton Mychasiw, her stepdaughter Marjorie McNabb (Roy) and their children Barry, Linda Carter (Terry), Martin, Terry (Michelle) and six great step grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She wished to thank her home care workers and the exceptional care she received from the staff of Minnedosa Personal Care Home, as well as the palliative care volunteers, and her many friends. In lieu of flowers if friends so desire, donations may be made to the CNIB, Arthritis Society, Minnedosa Care Home patio project or a charity of their choice. A memorial service was held at Minnedosa United Church on November 25th with Reverend Natasha Pearen officiating, assisted by Arlene Robertson. Barry McNabb sang “In This Very Room”. Cremation occurred with internment to be held at a later date in Rosewood Memorial Gardens, Brandon, Manitoba. Minnedosa Funeral Service was in care of arrangements.
HOTANIN MANI: It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our beloved son, grandson, nephew and cousin, Seth Ramirez Hotanin Mani (Wambdi Canté Wasté). Seth was born on April 17, 2002 in Brandon, Manitoba and passed away in Sioux Valley, Manitoba on November 22, 2014. He leaves to mourn his mother, Marti Rose Hotanin Mani (Rick), Uncles, Aunties and numerous cousins. Seth was predeceased by his grandparents Mike and Emily (née Elk) Hotanin Mani, Uncles Lance Blacksmith and Tyson Hotanin Mani, and Aunt Crystal Dawn Elk. A private family service will be held on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Sioux Valley Veterans’ Hall with Oswald McKay officiating, accompanied by the Dakota Travels drum group. Pallbearers will be Brady Hotanin Mani, Ryan Taylor, Kyle Ironman and Rick Stein. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jackson Hotanin Mani and Rick Stein. Interment will follow in the Elk Family Cemetery. The family thanks you for your prayers and support during this difficult time.
“There is no death…Only a change of worlds”
- Chief Seattle
Until we meet again.
FEDORUK: Alexander Nicholas Fedoruk died peacefully, November 22 nd, 2014, at his home in Victoria, B.C. in his eighty fourth year. Alex was born in Brandon, Manitoba. He graduated from Brandon College, the University of Manitoba and the University of Glasgow, Scotland where he earned his Ph.D in the Faculty of Science. His professional work, undertaken on behalf of private and government organizations, included investigation of natural systems in Canada, South America and Southeast Asia. Alex was truly devoted to understanding the environment, especially Riding Mountain National Park. He authored several books that focused on various aspects of the park. After completing his work in Thailand, Alex’s life journey took him to Victoria, B.C. where he was warmly welcomed into the Cadboro Bay Community. Despite health concerns, he continued to write with unflagging interest and persevered valiantly in his exploration of nature. The time he spent at Clear Lake was a highlight of his year. Alex was apt with words and had a keen interest in history and language. Friends and family will remember him for his story telling and poetry recitations. He will be deeply missed by his wife Joan, sister Dolores Wilton, sisters-in-law Mary Jane McLachlan, Gayle McLachlan (Glenn Bradley), nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Doreen (Bunny) Sym. He endeared himself to us all with his generous spirit. Alex appreciated the special medical attention he received from Dr. Alec Pan, Winnipeg, Dr. Benning, Brandon and Dr. Erfanafar, Victoria. No service by request.
DAVIDSON: Robert Frederick Davidson passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at the age of 77 years. Bob is survived by his wife of 51 years, Vickie, and his daughter, Roslyn Davidson, who was the joy of his life. Also surviving are sister-in-law Lil Davidson and numerous sisters and brothers- in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. Bob was predeceased by his parents and brother, Jack. Bob worked as a truck driver for the Department of Highways, Manitoba Hydro, Bradley’s Sand & Gravel, and for Pik-A-Dilly Trailer Sales. He loved to participate in CB radio rabbit hunts, hunting and fishing. He enjoyed going for coffee and joking with the staff. As per Bob’s wishes, cremation will take place and there will be no service. Donations in memory of Bob may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, #3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7.
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CRIDDLE: Carold Louise Criddle (Hoadley). It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend Carold Criddle at the age of 75 at the Brandon Regional Health Center in Brandon, Manitoba on November 8, 2014. Carold is survived by her sons; William (Ida) Criddle, Donald (Tami) Criddle and daughters Luanne (Carl) Gibb, Patty (Roman) Rehor, son in law Tom Lazor and several grandchildren, great -grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Carold leaves to mourn her sister, Doreen Thompson, and brothers; Tom Moffatt, and Paul Hoadley. Carold was predeceased by her husband David Criddle, daughter Beatrice Lazor and brother John Hoadley. Carold was born in Morris, Manitoba on June 28, 1939. Carold lived in various foster homes in southern Manitoba. The last foster home was at the home of Oscar and Irene Brown in Stockton, Manitoba. It is there that Carold made several lifelong friends and fell in love with David Criddle. On September 8, 1956 David and Carold were married and resided on the family farm north of Wawanesa, Manitoba. David and Carold raised 5 children on that farm. Later David and Carold moved to the “quarter” which was a beautiful property on the bank of the Assiniboine River not far from the family farm. Carold eventually moved to Brandon, Manitoba where she lived at the Odd Fellows Corner. Carold made several new friends there and enjoyed living there until her death. Carold worked at Roger’s Diner and Kurt’s Schnitzel House in Wawanesa. Carold later took her nurses aid training and later worked at the Personal Care Home in Wawanesa. Carold was resilient and met several challenges throughout her life. In 1994, Carold underwent a liver transplant. It was her determination and will to live that she exceeded her doctors’ expectations. The liver transplant was a success and she remained grateful to the organ donor throughout her life. Carold spent her last days at the palliative care unit at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Her spirit remained strong however her body was tired. During her stay she was able to say goodbye to her family and lifelong friends. We are blessed to have been part of this amazing lady's life, and have learned from her how to live with the simple pleasures found in each day. A graveside funeral service was held at Criddle Family Cemetery at Aweme, Manitoba on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you for all of the beautiful cards, flowers, hugs, food and phone calls received during this time. A special thank you to the staff at the palliative care unit and Jamieson’s Funeral Home.
CLARKE/MELCOSKY: Reo Olive Clarke (Lundy) passed away peacefully at her residence, Fairview Home, on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the age of 89 years. Reo was born on September 14, 1925 on the Family homestead north of Sandy Lake, Manitoba to Otto and Alice Lundy. Reo attended Providence School and left at age 13 to work to help her parents and siblings. In 1941, Reo married William Melcosky of Sandy Lake area and together they had 6 children, Alice, John, Tom, Beatrice, David and Ivan. Reo was a stay at home Mom who raised her family in the Town of Sandy Lake. Reo and the Melcosky Family moved to Douglas in 1955, as William was employed at CFB Shilo. Reo and William divorced in 1970 and she moved to Alberta, where she worked and was a resident for 26 years. She returned to Brandon upon her retirement in 1990. In her lifetime, Reo was employed as a Nanny, housekeeper, waitress, cook in construction and logging camps. While she lived in Alberta, she was a long time employee of the Calgary Stampede working as a maintenance person. She also did some work as a nurse’s aid. In her leisure time, she belonged to the Legion Ladies Auxiliary in Sandy Lake. Reo enjoyed many pastimes in her life, including curling, shuffleboard, 4-H Leader, sewing, embroidery, knitting, arts and crafts, gardening, horse races and dancing. She played a fairly mean harmonica in her day as well. Reo was predeceased by her parents Otto and Alice Lundy, brothers Ivan, Tom and Dave Lundy and her sisters Hazel Rae and Fanny Hart. She was also predeceased by three of her children, son John Melcosky in 1957, and son, Ivan Melcosky in 2006, daughter Beatrice Evanonki in 2007, her great grandson, Timothy McLean in 2008 and son in law, Larry deDelley in 2014. Reo is survived by her daughter Alice deDelley; and children, Kevin (Linda) deDelley, Jason and Jeffery, Dawn (Darren) Olson, children Dustin, Dana, and Leland, Tim (Carol) deDelley, children Amanda, Katie and Kendall, Raymond deDelley, Penny (Steve) Fiddes, children Zoe, Hugh and Myles, granddaughters Suzanne Evanonki and son Michael, Traci (Dwayne) Gaucher and Jocelyn, Son David Melcosky and children Joel (Jennifer Embury) Melcosky, children Tylar and Willow, Krista Melcosky (Alexis Hernandez) and son William, as well as Jessica, Katelynn and Zachary Lawford, plus 13 great, great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Reo will be fondly remembered and missed by her family and many friends. A Celebration of Reo's Life was held on Monday, November 24, 2014 at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, Brandon with Funeral Celebrant Kim Lewarne officiating. Donations in memory of Reo may be made to the Westman and Area Traditional Christmas Dinner, Box 110, Unit 100-1300-18th Street Brandon, MB, R7A 6X6 or donate online by visiting their website
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