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FRIESEN:With sorrowing hearts we announce the passing of our mother, Mary Friesen, on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Fairview Personal Care Home, Brandon, Manitoba. After suffering a stroke on March 17th, she was admitted to Brandon Regional Health Centre before returning to Fairview last week. Mary was born on December 13, 1923 in the village of Kornejewka, in Siberian Russia. With her parents, Franz and Anna Dick and two siblings she emigrated to Canada in 1926, where the family came to Manitoba. After living temporarily on several different farms including two years at Carnduff, SK, the family eventually settled on a farm in the Terence district southwest of Alexander. Here Mom grew up, along with five siblings. The Dick family were part of the Mennonite community, and their lives were interwoven with those of their co-religionists, even as they sought to assimilate and make their way in a new country with a different language, customs and ways. Mother attended the Milan school, also Moore Park, and was able to attend one year at Winkler Bible School, as well as take a sewing course in Steinbach. In the course of these years she met our father, John Friesen of Griswold, and they were married on October 24, 1944. Their union was blessed with five children: Carl, Phillip, Marlies, Frank and Karin. Mother's life was characterized by self-sacrifice, love and devotion to her spouse and children. We will always remember the hearty meals she served, her dedication to homemaking, helping with many of the chores that were normal to farming of that era. Anyone who entered the home, or happened to be on the yard at mealtime would be invited in to join the family at the table. Sewing, gardening and tending to her children was simply who she was and what she did. She took a keen interest in our schooling, and stressed to us the importance of gaining an education. Mother put her faith in Jesus Christ as her Savior and Lord and in 1941, was baptized into the Mennonite Brethren Church at Griswold. She lived out her faith in practical ways, willing to go the second mile and return good for evil. Late in the evening when the house was quieter, one could hear Mom and Dad praying together before they turned in for the night. Music was a big part of Mom's life at home, her father was choir director in their church, so naturally singing and music lessons was part of our growing up years as well. She relished a good concert or performance. Mother read a lot, especially in these later years when there was more leisure time. Taking up a dare, or challenge, from Karin, Mom worked as a cook in a cafe in Oak Lake for a few years, also, she worked in housekeeping at Central Park Lodge in Brandon for a brief period. She was willing to try something new. Retiring to Brandon was a new challenge for Mom, it didn't always come easy, but she managed it, making new friends and strengthening old friendships. Here Mom and Dad could live out their golden years, and celebrate their 50th anniversary with friends and family. They were now able to have more involvement with friends at Richmond Park M.B. Church. When Dad passed away five years ago, it left a big void in Mom's life. She missed her best friend. With gracious acceptance she moved to Fairview, and here she made her home, enjoying loving compassionate care. We never heard her complain, although she experienced some lonely times. Our sincere and hearty thanks to the staff at Fairview. They gave Mom excellent care, especially this last week. Also many people from Richmond Park have made a point of visiting her regularly and this we value greatly. Mother was predeceased by her parents, her husband, John and a brother, Peter Dick. She is survived by three sons and two daughters; thirteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; as well as one brother and three sisters. Funeral service will be held at Richmond Park Mennonite Brethren Church, 1525-26th Street, on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Ben Kramer and Pastor Dave Thiessen officiating. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Mary may be made to a charity of choice.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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TISDALE: Peggy Eileen Tisdale passed away comfortably and quietly on the morning of February 14, 2014 in the Assiniboine wing of the Brandon General Hospital. She was 93 years of age and spent her final 6+ weeks there, unsuccessfully battling a recently discovered cancer. She was born December 7, 1920 in Estevan, Saskatchewan where she completed her formal education and then married her high school sweetheart, Murray Tisdale, on August 3, 1940, just days before he departed for Europe to fulfill his duties in WWII. Following the war, Mr. and Mrs. Tisdale were involved in the dry-cleaning industry in Regina, and Assiniboia, Saskatchewan before returning to Estevan to establish their own business. During the following years, their two children were born and raised in Estevan. In 1962, they sold their business and moved to Brandon to operate a new outlet for Perth’s Cleaners. Later in life, while working as a Dental receptionist, Peggy went back to school and became a dental assistant, Phase II. Still later, she again went back to school and obtained a Gerontology Certificate in order to better understand the phase of life that she and Murray were then entering. Peggy was also a very active member in the community, especially Central United Church U.C.W., Naomi Rebekah Lodge #6 (70 years), Seniors for Seniors (Lifetime Member), and the Golden Gals Curling Association with whom she culminated a 55 year span of active curling. She held and/or participated in several capacities with all of these organizations. She enjoyed her final Christmas together with her son and daughter, after which she was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Although reserved, she was a cheerful person throughout her entire, busy life. Peggy was pre-deceased by Murray on April 12, 1988. Surviving her are her brother, Basil Parsons of Toronto and his extended family, her son, Bruce (Barbara) Tisdale of Winnipeg, MB, her daughter, Carol Tisdale of Nanaimo, BC, grandchildren Jason (Tara) Tisdale of Lethbridge, AB, Niki (Chris) McDonald of Nanaimo, BC, Lindsay Tisdale of Winnipeg, MB, and Laura Tisdale of Regina Beach, SK, plus great-grandchildren Cole and Taylor Tisdale and Miles McDonald. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Central United Church, Brandon on Monday, April 14, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Heather Lea will officiate. Interment will follow where Peggy will, at long last, be re-united with Murray in the Brandon Cemetery, Veterans Section. Contributions in memory of Peggy may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society 415 1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8 or Central United Church Building Fund, 327 8th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 3X5.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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TAYLOR: In the early evening of March 26, 2014 at the Palliative Care Unit of the Brandon Regional Health Centre, with his wife Frieda holding his hand, Bruce Wesley Taylor left us. Bruce was born August 8, 1927 in Virden. He was welcomed by his parents Dorothy and Harold Taylor and siblings, Marjorie, Ross and Dona. Bruce proved to be a curious child, some might even say mischievous and he found his siblings willing accomplices in many of his adventures, as was he in theirs. Bruce spent nine years attending Virden Schools and then attended St. John's College for two years. After spending three years in Winnipeg while his dad was in the forces, he returned to Virden for two years and helped at the family business, Taylor Lumber. Following this, he went to British Columbia to learn the lumber business. Bruce returned to Virden and spent several years in the oil industry. As the family run lumber business grew, he returned to help. Taylor Lumber was sold to Beaver Lumber in the early 1970's. Bruce then drove a school bus for twenty-four years for the Fort La Bosse School Division. Along with his son, Allan, they delivered the High School Driver Training Program for several years. During these years, Bruce was a long-time member of Virden's Volunteer Ambulance. Bruce married Frieda Alder in September of 1949. They raised two sons, Allan Ross and Harold Lloyd. Their home was a gathering place and sometimes home throughout their marriage for family, friends, a few boarders, aging parents, exchange students, grandchildren, great grandchildren and grand puppies. In summer months, Bruce and Frieda enjoyed staying at the family cottage at Oak Lake Beach and traveling to see new places, visiting friends and family along the way. Bruce learned to scuba dive and enjoyed diving with his sons at Child's Lake, accompanied by Bob Whiteford and Gil Chacun, long-time family friends. Bruce, Allan and Lloyd scuba dived in Hawaii, on a family vacation. He was an avid curler and golfer for many years. Bruce was very involved in Lions, being a Charter member of the Virden Lions Club, and one of the founding members of the Lions Eye Bank of Winnipeg. He became a member of the Brandon Lions Club when they moved to Brandon to reside in Lions Manor in 1995. Bruce received several awards for his work with the Lions clubs. The Stew Peever Award and the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award for dedicated Humanitarian Services from Lions International were two he highly valued. Bruce was a member of Virden's St. Paul's United Church later transferring to Knox United Church in Brandon. He was also an associate member of the Virden Royal Canadian Legion. Above all else, Bruce enjoyed staying involved with family and friends, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is survived by Frieda, his wife of sixty-four and a half years: son Lloyd and wife Val; granddaughter Tammy, her husband Mark Lambert and great grandchildren Tiffany, Brooklyn and Kristy Kehler; daughter-in-law Maxine Morgan; grandson Sean Taylor, his wife Sheri and great grandchildren Shea, Sharley, Shael and Shalen Taylor; grandson Bryan Taylor; grandson Darcy Taylor and Alexandrea Demianyk; sister Dona McBain and sisters-in-law Doris Taylor and Nell Bird, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bruce was predeceased by his parents, son Allan, sister Marjorie and her husband Charlie McLean, brother Ross Taylor, Frieda's parents, Ernest and Bertha Alder and in-laws Ed and Margaret Alder, Irwin and Evelyn Alder, Ernest Alder, Hilda and Bert Curry, Alma and Russ Cooper, Harold Code and John Bird. Cremation has taken place. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Bruce may be made to the Lions Eye Bank and Foundation of Manitoba, 320 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2W6.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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SWAENEPOEL: Andrew. Andy passed away peacefully at the Souris Hospital March 4, 2014 in his 89th year. Andy was raised and educated in Carroll, MB where he was one of fifteen children working on the family farm. Andy married Barbara Yeo of Winnipeg in 1950 and they resided on the family farm until 1954 when they moved to Souris. Dad worked for the Souris Creamery for over 20 years. He then went to work for the Souris School as custodian and bus driver until his retirement in 1990. Dad was an avid outdoorsman enjoying many hunting, fishing, and camping trips with family and friends. He loved working in his shop and puttering in his garden. Andy is survived by his wife of 63 years, Barb, and his six children Dennis (Tina), David (Linda), Ann, Albert (Dianne), Paul (Christine), Todi (Harley), 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, as well as brother Bob (Rose), sister -in-law Peggy, and brother- in-law Rusty Yeo (Jean). He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Andy was predeceased by his parents, Richard and Silvie, nine brothers, four sisters, and his mother and father-in-law Dennis and Clara Yeo. The funeral service was held in St. Paul’s United Church in Souris on March 8th, and Andy was laid to rest in the Carroll Cemetery. The pallbearers were Andy’s six grandsons, Jason, Bryan, Matthew, Linden Swaenepoel, Dallas and Jordan Foote.
Expressions of sympathymay be made at www.kowalchuks.net
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RINGLAND: Betty Margaret Ringland; formerly of Beulah, MB; passed away at the Riverdale Personal Care Home, Rivers, MB on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 91 years of age. Betty is lovingly remembered by her sister-in-law Margaret Ringland; and twelve nieces and nephews. Betty was predeceased by her parents William and Elizabeth Ringland; sister Isobel; and brothers Jack and Alastair. A graveside service will be held at the Beulah Cemetery, Beulah, MB on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 2:00pm followed by a time of fellowship at the Beulah Community Hall. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Betty’s memory to the Beulah Community Hall, Beulah, MB, R0M 0B0 or to the Riverdale PCH, Rivers, MB, R0K 1X0.
Messages of condolence and/or photos can be shared at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca.
Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
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NESTIBO: Margaret Matz. September 25 1925 – March 24, 2014. Our Mother, Margaret, peacefully passed away at Bren Del Win Lodge in Deloraine, Manitoba on March 24th. Mom was born in Lampman, Saskatchewan to Ralph and Magdalena Matz, and grew up in a large family of ten siblings. She worked in Winnipeg and while visiting her sister Catherine, at Goodlands, met Theodore (Ted) Nestibo, whom she married in Deloraine in 1945. They farmed and raised their four children, on the farm south of Goodlands for thirty years, before retiring to Deloraine in 1976. Mom possessed both an outer and inner beauty. She was a generous person, a gracious hostess and a good friend. She was always ready for a cup of coffee. No one made a tastier pie or prepared a full meal faster than Mom. She was very artistic and enjoyed painting and needlework. Mom, along with Dad enjoyed traveling; seeing different countries and meeting new people. Most importantly, Mom had a quiet strength of character, a steadfast faith in God, and was a wonderful loving wife, mother and grandmother. When Dad’s health deteriorated due to Alzheimer’s disease, she was a compassionate caregiver and advocate for his well-being. Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Ted, in 1998, her three brothers and five sisters. She will be forever missed and lovingly remembered by her family: Calvin (Julie), Darlene (Graham Cameron), Pamela (Bob Radcliffe), and Blake (Teresa). Grandchildren: Ryan, Calla (Paul Oxley), Trina Nestibo; Stacey (Darryn Wilson), Colin (Carmen) Cameron; Mason (Kimberly), Lindsay (Ryan Ginter), Holly Radcliffe; Teagan, Kristian, Nolan, and Juliana Nestibo. Great grandchildren: Pierce, Wade, and Guy Oxley; Brayden and Cameron Wilson; Rhys and Drew Cameron; Ethan, Bennett and Dylan Radcliffe, Julia and Callie Ginter. Margaret is also survived by her sisters Catherine Nestibo and Lena Klein; sisters-in-law Evelyn Cavers, Bernice Thompson, Frances (Howard) Edwards, Ann (Roy) Matz and many nieces, nephews and friends. During Mom’s last years, vascular dementia stole her mind, but not her spirit. Mom’s memory often faltered but we want to thank many people who did not forget her. We would like to express our appreciation to the staff at the Bren Del Win Lodge for their tender, respectful care and support that they provided to Mom on a daily basis. She loved and was loved. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Palliative Care Unit at Bren Del Win Lodge, the Goodlands Cemetery Fund, Alzheimer Society or charity of your choice. A family graveside service to celebrate Margaret’s life will be held at a later date.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.com.Smith Funeral Home(204) 747-2088 www.wheatlandfs.com
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McMANUS: Clifford McManus beloved husband of Muriel of Minnedosa, MB, entered into rest April 1, 2014 at the age of 92 years at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Minnedosa Funeral Chapel, Minnedosa, MB with Elgin Hall officiating. Interment will take place in the Legion Section of the Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Minnedosa Personal Care Home “Patio Fund’ Box 960, Minnedosa, MB. R0J 1E0. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
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KASPICK: Joyce Irene Kaspick,(nee Kilmury) of Brandon, beloved wife of Clarence and dear mother to Kevin, Shelley and Sandra, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, March 29, 2014. Joyce was born at Killarney, Manitoba on November 12, 1938, daughter of Clifford and Marjorie Kilmury. She grew up and attended school in Boissevain. At the age of sixteen years, Joyce moved to Brandon to complete her education. It was in Brandon where she met Clarence and they were married on December 27, 1960. She gained employment at Eatons, where she worked until her retirement. Joyce enjoyed bowling in the Brandon Merchant Mixed League. She was also their secretary. She was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #3. In her spare time she enjoyed working at crossword puzzles. Joyce leaves her loving husband, Clarence and children: Kevin (Anne) Kaspick and children, Dylan and Matthew; Shelley (Danny) Speer and children, Michael (Kim), Braedon and Lindsay and a great-granddaughter, Adrianna; Sandra (Donnie) Leys and children Shayna and Jenna. She also leaves a sister, Joan Kenny; brother, Gordon (Florence) Kilmury and good friend and cousin, Wilma Dickie, as well as numerous relatives and friends. Joyce was predeceased by her parents, Marjorie and Clifford and a brother, Keith Kilmury. The Ceremony to Celebrate Joyce's Life was held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Arlene Robertson officiated. Cremation has taken place and interment will take place at a future date. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Joyce to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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HASLETT: Walter George Haslett, age 68 years, beloved husband of Leona, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, March 31, 2014. Funeral Service will take place at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Sinclair Cemetery, Sinclair, Manitoba at 2:30 p.m. Donations in memory of Walter may be made to Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th Street East, Brandon, MB R7A 7M6 or to the Sinclair Cemetery, Box 71, Sinclair, MB ROM 2A0. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com.
Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
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FRIESEN: Mary Friesen, beloved wife of the late John Friesen, passed away peacefully at her residence, Fairview Personal Care Home, on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the age of 90 years. Funeral service will be held at Richmond Park Mennonite Brethren Church, 1525-26th Street, on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Ben Kramer and Pastor Dave Thiessen officiating. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Mary may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information to follow.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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CLARKE: Elizabeth S. (Rudy) It is with deep sadness that we announce that on March 22, 2014 Ruby peacefully passed away at the age of 101. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Marlene (Ted) Trelka, sons Leroy (Sophie) and Wayne (Arlene) Clarke, grandchildren Terry (Heather), Bobby (Alissa) Trelka, Jeremy (Nicole), Cameron (Cecilia), Brian (Kim) Clarke, great-grandchildren, Teren and Charlie Trelka, Mackenzie, Jordan, Abby, Grayson, Theia, Shima, Max, Chloe and Liam Clarke. Ruby was predeceased by her husband Joe (1962) and her parents Walter and Ellen Bartlett and brother Norman and his wife Elsie. Ruby was born in Hargrave, Manitoba. Ruby and Joe farmed in Virden and Hargrave area before moving to Winnipeg in 1943. Mother worked part time for Max Graham and Mr. Rogers at the grocery store until Dad's passing. She worked at the Hudson Bay Store for a short period and Hosegood's Grocery Store for 11 years and Central Park Lodge for 6 years until her retirement. She made everyone in her life feel like they were special and supported them with love, encouragement and generosity She was famous for keeping in touch with family and friends. Mother was a very caring person and looked after her mother-in-law, family friend Charlie Gatehouse and her father until their passing. A special thanks to Bev Gustys, Joan and Ian Flatt, Ken and Audrey McTaggart and everybody else for making mom's life enjoyable. As per her wishes, cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held. A graveside interment will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice.
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CALVERT: Ronald Reginald Calvert, beloved husband of Phyllis Calvert of Carberry, MB, entered into rest on April 2, 2014 at the age of 82 years. A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Carberry United Church, Carberry, MB. Interment in Carberry Plains Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Carberry Ag Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Manitoba. White’s Funeral Home, Carberry, MB in care of arrangements. 1-204-834-2629.
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ARMSTRONG:Ethel Mary Armstrong, nee Carter- Squire died on March 31, 2014 at Westview Lodge Personal Care Home in Boissevain, Manitoba at the age of 99. She is predeceased by her husband Robert, children Bobbie, Marjorie, and Betty and is lovingly remembered by daughters Janet and Marilyn. In accordance with Ethel's wishes cremation has taken place and a private service will be held at the Boissevain Cemetery at a later date. Donations in memory of Ethel may be made to Westview Lodge; Box 819 Boissevain, MB R0K 0E0 or Boissevain and Morton Foundation; Box 1075 Boissevain, MB R0K 0E0.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comWheatland Funeral Service204-523-7791 www.wheatlandfs.com
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BIRNIE: Jean Viola, April 2, 1922-April 1, 2014. Peacefully at rest at the Assiniboine Centre one day short of her 92nd birthday. Jean is survived by daughters Gwen (Lyle) Westlock, AB, Eileen (Andy) Cochrane, AB, sons Jim (Carolyn) Neepawa, MB, and Ross (Cindy) Whitehorse, YT, seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren, sister Helen Poole, Neepawa, sister-in-law Rowena McCracken, Westlock, AB and numerous relatives and friends. Predeceased by her parents Boyd and Jessie McCracken, brother Wib, son-in-law Rick and grandson Jeffrey. She lived her whole life in Birnie, Riding Mountain, Brandon, and Clear Lake, her summer cabin. Jean’s wish was a family graveside service at Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa at 11:00 a.m. on April 29, 2014 and sharing of memories will take place at Leisure Centre Colonial Estates in Brandon at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, friends may make donations to a charity of their choice.
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