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ISABEY: John Narcisse Edmond, passed away peacefully at the Souris Health Centre on Friday, March 20, 2015, at the age of 84 years. Dad was the oldest of four children. He was predeceased by his wife of 40 years, Donalda, parents Narcisse and Germaine Isabey, in-laws Mae and Sawrey Watson, and brother-in-law Roland Hennessey (Marguerite). Dad took his early schooling at St. Jean’s convent at Grande Clairière, Wauchope, SK. and finished at St. Boniface and St. Paul’s colleges in Winnipeg. In 1949, dad joined his father to work in the family business, Hartney Machine & Motors. In 1959, he married Donalda (Donnie) Watson and had two children, Larry and Bev. Dad was a member of the B.P.O. Elks in Hartney for many years. He was a goal tender for the men’s senior hockey team and would later become a manager. He enjoyed hunting pheasants and made many trips to Alberta and the States with his close friends. There were many family camping holidays with the gang (mom & dad’s close friends). Dad’s boat kept everyone busy with water skiing for the kids or lake cruises with the adults. Dad loved to drive and sight see, so family trips also included road trips out west to visit family and into the States. Where ever we travelled, he was never far from his faith as we would say prayers and the Rosary for safe travel, and would always look for a church for Sunday mass. Playing board games, cards and especially crib was a family favorite and he was always up for a game. Dad also enjoyed playing with his model trains, building and adding to his miniature community. Family was very important to dad. He loved to watch his children & grandchildren play sports or music, he was our greatest supporter. Dad was a devoted business man and many times, worked beyond regular hours to help customers. He was extremely proud when Larry became the 4th Isabey generation to be part of Hartney Machine. Through the years the business was acknowledged for numerous awards: 75 years with Ford, Manitoba Centennial Business and 120th Anniversary in the garage business in 2013. Though not as active in the business following his heart attack in 2010, dad was still involved in decision making and his opinion was valued. Dad lost his best friend and wife when mom passed away suddenly of a heart attack in 1999. With his passing, dad has been reunited with mom in the life of the everlasting. Left to survive are: Larry (Joyce), grand children Paige, Brooke (Ryan) and great grandson Spencer, Blake (Haley), daughter Bev (Guylaine), sisters Marguerite Hennessey, Marie Beaudry (Fern), brother Jack Isabey (Claris), along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral mass was held at St. Jean’s Catholic Church, Grande Clairiere, Manitoba on March 25, 2015 with interment in the Grande Clairiere Cemetery. In memory of John, donation may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Souris Palliative Care Fund c/o Prairie Mountain Health Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0 or to a charity of your choice. Special acknowledgement to Dr. Cram and the Staff and the Souris Hospital Centre for their care and compassion to dad and the family during dad’s final journey. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements.
Expression of sympathy may be made at www.kowalchuks.net
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GRAHAM: C. Roy Graham of Red Deer passed away peacefully in Edmonton on April 7, 2015 at the age of 77 years. It was unexpected and very sudden. Roy was born February 20, 1938 in Brandon, MB. His childhood years were spent in Ninette, MB, Brandon and on his uncles’ and grandparents’ farms in the Wawanesa, MB area. Roy married Gail Truss of Brandon in 1956. From this union he had 2 daughters and a son. He moved to Alberta in 1964, working on a farm in the Bentley area. Over the years he worked a variety of jobs until he found his niche in sales, beginning with cars and ending with oilfield servicing. Roy had a natural ability to connect and communicate with people from all walks of life, which made him successful. In 2007, he retired to Saskatchewan to be closer to his daughters. However, missing “God’s Country”- Alberta, he moved to Red Deer in 2012, living in the Waskasoo Estates Park until the time of his passing. Roy loved his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, having a passion to know Him and His presence more. Roy loved being a part of his church family at Frontline Worship Centre in Sylvan Lake. He loved attending and helping out at Frontline conferences held throughout the year, but he especially loved being with his children, family and many dear friends. Roy had a tremendous sense of humour and over the years got much enjoyment from the practical jokes he played on his family and co-workers. Roy will be sorely missed by all who knew him, especially his children who loved him dearly. We know that he is now totally healed and at peace in Heaven, reunited with his mom and dad, along with all who have gone before him. We look forward to the day we will see him again! Roy will be lovingly remembered by his son, Greg Graham of Innisfail; daughters, Kim (Dan) Libke and Kelli (Leonard) Beaucage, both of North Battleford, SK; grandson, Logan Graham of Penhold; brother, Garry (Diana) Graham of Sorrento, BC; as well as many cousins and family members - along with the wonderful friends he made over the years. Roy is predeceased by his mother, Florence Graham (nee Firby); and father, Orval Christopher Graham. A will be held on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Red Deer Funeral Home, 6150 – 67 Street, Red Deer, Alberta with Pastor Peter Nash of Frontline Worship Centre and Pastor Leonard Beaucage officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Roy’s honour may be made directly to Frontline Worship Centre (www.frontlineministries-int.com) or to Iris Ministries (www.irismin.ca). Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.reddeerfuneralhome.com.Arrangements entrusted toRed Deer Funeral Home, 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-3319.
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CORKUM: Unexpectedly on March 10th, 2015 Wayne Corkum, aged 70 years, passed away at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Centre. Born on March 15th, 1944 in Dorchester, New Brunswick, he was the son of Marion and Clarence Corkum, now deceased. He grew up on Scott’s Bay Road, Nova Scotia, leaving when he was 17 to join the Army in the Field Artillery specialty. During his military career from 1961 to 1970, he was fortunate to have many interesting experiences including postings in Germany, Winnipeg, Edmonton and a United Nations Peace keeping tour in Cyprus. The highlight of his service was becoming a proud member of the Canadian Airborne Regiment based out of Edmonton. After leaving the Canadian Forces, he eventually re-settled back in Winnipeg, becoming a long haul truck driver for over 20 years. Wayne and his wife Lori moved to the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia in 1985 for a short time and he then wholeheartedly embraced being a military spouse, accompanying Lori on postings to Kingston and Thunder Bay, which is now home. Only recently retired, he owned and operated an upholstery and fabrication business based out of their home for almost 20 years. Wayne had a huge variety of interests including spending time at camp, boating, riding motorcycles, and looking after his ever-changing collection of campers, boats, lawn mowers, cars and trucks. He loved to dicker and “could sell ice to Eskimos” as his friends often remarked. He was a very skilled and intuitive carpenter, spending countless hours working on their homes, camps, designing and building furniture and providing any type of assistance to friends and neighbours. To many, he was the one you could count on to always provide his opinion and expertise. One of the biggest accomplishments of his life was getting his pilots license. He was a member of Kakabeka Falls Flying Club, holding the position of president for two years and so enjoyed flying his own plane out of the grass strip at Kakabeka Falls. Lori and Wayne purchased a winter home in Harlingen, Texas in 2013. They spent the best winter of their lives as they made their nest there, exploring and enjoying the local area. He is lovingly survived by his wife Lori (Holden) and special family members Nemo and Lucky, daughter Shelly Chmhalek, son Randy, brother Colin, brothers-in-law Jim, Murray and Mark Holden, sister-in-law Marie Wray, and their families, his very special friends, Dennis, Joe, James, Ray and Ron. He also leaves many friends and acquaintances who will miss his honesty and his sometimes irreverent sense of humour. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Thunder Bay District Humane Society. www.tbdhs.ca.
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BISHOP: Donald Richard Bishop, 1947-2015, husband, father, and brother passed on April 7, 2015 in Calgary hospital following a brief illness. Don was predeceased by his parents James and Blanche Bishop and brother Bill, he leaves wife Beverley (nee Taylor), sons Scott and Donnie, sisters Lucy Schmidt and Peggy Swaenepoel, brothers Guy and Jim Bishop and many nieces and nephews. At Don’s request no service will be held.
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BAYES: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ernest Frank Bayes, our much loved father, grandfather and great-grandfather on March 30, 2015 at the age of 99, with his family by his side at Brandon Regional Health Centre in Brandon, MB. He was born October 23, 1915 at Clanwilliam, MB. He married Doris Norden on August 7, 1946. They farmed at Rapid City for many years before moving to Minnedosa in 1976, where they enjoyed playing cards with friends and socializing. In 2007, they moved to Victoria Landing in Brandon. At the retirement residence Dad enjoyed many a pool game and many other recreational activities with Cecil, Archie, Murray and Richard. A big thank you to all the staff at Victoria Landing for their care and dedication. Dad was very appreciative of all the help he received. Ernie served with the PPCLI and was stationed overseas during WWII. He was a Legion Member in Rapid City and later Minnedosa. He recently received his 70 year membership pin. He was predeceased by his son Hughie on February 23, 2012, his wife Doris on April 13, 2012, his parents Harry and Annie Bayes, brothers Levi, Raymond and Fred. He is survived by his daughters Hazel (Kent) Taylor of Halifax, NS; Joyce (Ron) Hay of Winnipeg, MB; son Brian Bayes of Winnipeg, MB and daughter Donna (Vernon) Lamb of Brandon, MB; daughter-in-law Dianne Bayes of Prince George, B.C.; 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, his brothers Arthur (Helen) and Cecil and numerous nieces and nephews. During his retirement years Dad and mom travelled to Hawaii, Las Vegas, Sweden and spent various winters in Texas, Arizona and Victoria, BC. The family would like to thank the home care workers, nurses, doctors and staff of 4th floor for their exceptional care while he was there. A funeral service was held on Thursday, April 2, 2015 in the Minnedosa Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Natasha Pearen officiating. Interment followed in the Minnedosa Cemetery Legion Section. Minnedosa Funeral Service in care of arrangements.
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ANDERSON: Weslie J. Anderson of Virden, MB passed away peacefully with family by his side on March 13 , 2015 at the Virden Hospital at the age of 75. Wes was born on July 8, 1939 at his parents farm in the Logwood District near Broadview, Sask. He took his schooling at Logwood School and then the family moved to a farm south of Virden. Wes started work with Flint Rig at a young age and after working in the Virden area for a number of years, ended up in Melville and Regina, Sask. It was during this time he married BettyChapman of Virden on April 6, 1963 and while living in Regina they decided to move back to Virden to start his gravel hauling business with an old truck and crawler he had bought in Regina. This business ,started in 1964, and later known as Anderson Gravel &Excavating Ltd., lasted for 37 years. Wes loved everything about life and was involved with many things in his community. He was an Elks Lodge member for 45 years. He loved hunting, fishing,boating and water skiing,curling,camping with his family, travelling with family and friends, and he had a great passion for old cars and Country and Western music. Wes was predeceased by his parents John and Alice Anderson, his sisters Mavis Lovequist and Yvonne Kerluke and her husband Nick, sister-in-law Agnes Anderson, Betty's parents Harry and Karleen Chapman and nephew Paul Heaman and his wife Laura. Wes is survived by his loving wife Betty of 52 years; his daughters Denise (Scott) Biccum and Carol (Warren) Polk of Virden; Corinne (Darren) Kruse of Grand Prairie, AB.; and his son Kurt (Robin) Anderson of Fort McMurray, AB: his seven grandchildren Taylor and Logan Biccum, Zach and Ellyn Polk and Bethany, Conner and Nicholas Anderson. Wes was so proud of everything his family and grandchildren did and were involved with,and was always there for them when his health permitted. Wes spent the last two years as a resident of the Westman Nursing Home. On March 17 a funeral service was held for Wes at St Paul's United Church with Rev. Janis Campbell officiating. Pallbearers were his three sons-in- law and his three grandsons. Interment was at Virden Cemetery. G.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Donations in memory of Wes can be made to Parkinson's Society of Manitoba (Westman) 208-1011 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB. R7A 0L5: St. Paul's United Church Memorial Fund, Box 547, Virden, MB, R0M 2C0: Virden Cemetery Improvement Association, Box 310, Virden, MB,R0M 2C0.
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PRESTON: Margaret Ann Preston of Brandon, passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on February 15, 2015 at the age of 77 years. A Graveside Service will be held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Funeral Celebrant, Kim Lewarne officiating.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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RICE: Glen “Clark” Rice of Brandon, MB passed away on Friday March 27th, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. Clark was born on March 6th, 1936 on the family farm. Dad spent his early years doing road construction and working the farm. In 1968 Dad started work at Manitoba Hydro and retired in 1993. Dad married the love of his life Shirley Cumming in Belmont United Church on May 6, 1961. A year to the day they were blessed with their first son Robert, second son, Michael in 1966, followed by twins Terry and Sherry in 1968 & Patricia in 1971. Clark was a proud husband, father & grandfather. He put a lot of effort into his family. He was always a wealth of knowledge and helped us with homework, driving lessons and assisting with day to day dilemmas. He enjoyed hunting with his sons & son-in-law. Clark was the sole care giver to Mom as her health declined. Mom never had a want or need that he wouldn’t meet. He loved her dearly. Clark was predeceased by his wife Shirley, his parents James and Pearl (Wawanesa) brother Del and & Vivian (Calgary), brother Ronald (Wawanesa), sister-in-law Gwen (Cereal, Alberta) and his mother and father-in-law Gordon and Florence Cumming (Belmont). He leaves to mourn sons Robert (Nadreena) Brandon, Mike (CoraLee) Carroll, MB, Terry (Patty Packard) Brandon, daughters Sherry Hull of Brandon and Patricia (James) Warren Brandon. Grandchildren Samantha, Ashley, Alysha, Sarah (Marlon Rodriguez), Miranda, Emily, Michael, John and great-grandson Jesse Rodriguez. Also left to mourn Clark’s passing are his brother Edward of Cereal, AB and sister-in-law Noreen Rice of Wawanesa, MB as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A private burial took place on April 2, 2015 in the Wawanesa cemetery followed by a memorial reception in Brandon. With Daughters on Call and the help of his family Dad was able to spend the last year of his life at home. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Clark’s memory to CancerCare MB, 620 Frederick Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3. Jamieson Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.
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SCHMITZ: Melissa Ann Schmitz, beloved daughter of Wayne and Debbie Schmitz, dear sister of Chelsey Girard (Chris) and auntie to Addison, passed away suddenly, with her family and close friends by her side, at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at the age of 31 years young. Also left to mourn her passing are her grandmother Velma Schmitz, aunts Diane Baker (George), Carol Storie (Grant), Kim Neilsen (Andy), Marla MacGregor (Mike), uncles Clint Schmitz, Eldon Schmitz (Linda Lidster), Garnet Schmitz (Delilah), Barry Russell (Cathy Lussier), Brian Russell (Pauline), as well as numerous cousins and friends. Melissa was predeceased by her grandparents Arthur and Olive Russell, Peter Schmitz and her little sister, Leanne Schmitz. Melissa was born in Portage la Prairie on May 22, 1983. She moved with her family to Leduc, Alberta in September 1983, living there until January 1989. They moved back to Brandon to be closer to family, and soon after, Melissa had the pleasure of celebrating the arrival of her baby sister, Chelsey Dawn. Melissa attended George Fitton School and graduated from Neelin High School. She was loved and cared for by many teachers and E.A.'s throughout her school years. Melissa enjoyed many activities with her caregivers and friends. Swimming, bowling, movies and of course, eating sweets - just to name a few. Her life was enhanced with the care, support and love of her many caregivers, but in the last twenty years, Jennifer, Cheryl, Jackie and Karla were her mainstay. We are forever thankful to them and they will always remain in our hearts. A Celebration of Melissa’s life was held at Trinity United Church on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. with Rev. Wayne Sanderson officiating. Interment was held at the Brandon Cemetery, where Melissa was laid to rest with her little sister, Leanne Nicole. Donations may be made in memory of Melissa to MADD, P.O. Box 50058, Brandon, MB, R7A 7E4.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.comMelissa Ann, our borrowed angel
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VACHON: Jean (John) Louis, May 18, 1940 - April 8, 2015. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather and brother on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Souris Hospital. Jean passed away peacefully with family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer. Jean devoted his entire life to God, Family, and the Farm. His focus on these three elements formed the man he became. As a young child, Jean’s devotion began with his mother and father’s faith in God, attending a small one-room Hesselwood country school, and working on the family farm. After completing school to Grade eight, Jean continued to work with his father South of Oak Lake until he later married Anita (Desrochers) and purchased the family farm in 1962. Jean’s devotion enabled him to enjoy and endure all the good and bad that life had to offer. During this time he had four boys (Louis, Paul, Daniel, and Guy). Jean and Anita loved the family farm life, to see their children grow and to be able to all work together. His ability to keep everyone involved with hard work and actually like it is very impressive. Jean enjoyed family and community gatherings, dancing, good food, drink, and a good joke. He was known for the laughter he shared with others through his generous and giving nature. Unfortunately, life can throw its misfortunes. In 1997, Anita passed away with cancer, devastating the family unit. With the help of his faith in God, the support of all his family and friends, and the farm to keep him busy, Jean was able to cope and move on. Life can also bring good. Jean could not see himself alone so started to venture from the farm to find new friends. In 2002, Jean married Marie Roy who came with her three children (Lucien, Suzanne, and Maurice) and their children. Jean and Marie started their new life in Brandon. At this point, Jean slowed up his time on the farm to do more dancing, travelling, and be with family. Jean’s devotion to God, Family, and the Farm allowed him to become a loving husband, father, and friend. This devotion even prepared him for the final chapter of his life, cancer. Despite his battle with cancer, he maintained a positive attitude and embraced the opportunity to prepare himself, his family, and his friends. Jean made it very clear to everyone that he was happy with the life he was given. Thank You Papa. Jean is survived by his beloved wife Marie Roy (née Lussier), his four sons Louis (Sherri) of Oak Lake, Paul (Jeanne) of Oak Lake, Daniel (Tammy) of Ile des Chênes and Guy (Johanne) of Winnipeg, stepson Lucien (Ginette) of Winnipeg, step- daughter Suzanne (Roberto) of Winnipeg and stepson Maurice (Corry) of Macdowall, SK, who all meant the world to him. He was a proud father and grandfather. His twenty-four grandchildren were the joy of his life: Janelle, Albert, Natalie and Marc, David, Nicholas, Alicia, Adrian and Émilie, Anita, Michael, Nadine and Julie, Jeremy, Devon and Kyle, Chantal and Rachelle (Roy), Kalene Roy (Devin Jackson) and Jesse (Roy), Matthew and Josee (Trzaskowski-Roy) and Kode and Leesha (Sinclair). He will be lovingly remembered by his eight sisters Alice (Alarie), Thérèse Vachon, S.G.M., Jeanne (Côme) Fillion, Irène (Arthur) Boulet, Annette (Roger) Blaise, Cécile (Marcel) Bourgouin, Marie-Ange (Léon) Ricard and Helene (Jim) Ross and three brothers Eugène (Dolorès), Gérard (Diane) and Marcel (Aline). He is also survived by his mother-in-law Gemma Stevens, sisters-in-law Yvonne Seewald and Emelie Lavallee and brother-in-law Louis Lussier, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Jean was predeceased by his first wife Anita (Desrochers), father and mother Albert and Bernadette (Labelle), brothers Louis and Denis, sister-in-law Marie (Grisé) Vachon, brothers- in-law Gérald Desrochers, Emilien Alarie, and Paul Seewald, fathers-in-law Albert Desrochers and John Stevens, mother-in-law Beatrice (Boulet) Desrochers, daughter-in-law Sheryl-Lynn (Robbins) Vachon. Prayers will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon, on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, Brandon, on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Viewing will take place between 10:15 to 10:50 a.m. Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Michael Raj Savarimuthu as Celebrant. Wheelchair accessibility for ceremony and reception available. Active and Honorary Pallbearers will be Louis, Paul, Guy, Lucien, Maurice, and Daniel. Interment will follow later at the Oak Lake Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to one of the following: Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 2W8, Oak Lake Cemetery, Box 192, Oak Lake, MB, R0M 1P0 or to St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 3H1. Thank you to Dr. David Cram and the Nursing Staff at Souris Hospital and Brandon Palliative and Home Care personnel for all their support and help in making Jean’s last days as comfortable as possible.
Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com.
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WILSON: Mildred Evelyn Wilson, beloved wife of the late Jack Wilson, Mom to Jean, Hazel, Edna, Roberta, and Tracy, died April 8, 2015 at Westview Lodge, Boissevain, Manitoba at the age of 88. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, April 13, 2015 at St. Paul’s United Church, Boissevain, Manitoba, 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Boissevain, Cemetery. Donations in memory of Mildred may be made to the CNIB, 1080 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3G 3M3 or to Westview Lodge, Boissevain, Manitoba, R0K 0E0.
Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.comWheatland Funeral Service204-523-7791
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WOTTON: Catherine Elizabeth Wotton, age 89 years, beloved mother of Doug, Myles, Ward and Neil, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. The Funeral Ceremony will be held at the Rivers United Church on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Glenna Beauchamp will officiate. A private interment will take place at Foxwarren Cemetery at a later date. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Mrs. Wotton to the Rivers United Church Memorial Fund, Box 444, Rivers, Manitoba, R0K 1X0. Complete obituary information will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com
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ZENCHYSHYN: It is with profound sadness the family announce the passing of Jean Zenchyshyn on March 26th 2015 in Brandon, Manitoba. Edna Jean Zenchyshyn was born to Stewart and Matilda Zelmer on May 12, 1934 on a little homestead north of Sinclair. She was the 4th born of 9 children. She attended the country school of Bardal until Grade 8. Jean moved to Brandon where she married Norman Mitchell in 1952. Ron was born in 1955. She married Stan Zenchyshyn where Randy was born in 1965, and Laurie was born in 1967. 1997 brought the reunion of her daughter Evelynne of Ninette. She owned the Sandy Land Inn in Pipestone where she worked many long hours. Thru the years and retirement Jean worked for Pipestone Hall, interior painting, and the most special was return to cooking where she made perogies and cabbage rolls. In retirement Jean lived in Pipestone, in Ninette and made a move to Brandon to the Hobbs Manor. She spent much time cooking and eventually created her own cook book compiling hers and family favorites. She did many crafts such as ceramics, knitting, plastic canvas, painting, greeting cards and scrapbooking. Jean always had much fun playing cards, Bingo, crib, shuffleboard and attending a casino on occasion. She had a special relationship with her 2 great-granddaughters Novalee and Maddison. Jean will be fondly remembered for her determined nature and her love of a great day of fishing in the summer or on the ice! Left to mourn are Daughter Laurie (Barry) Flannery, grandchildren Terry (Jessica) and Amy and Great grandchildren Novalee and Maddison; Son Randy Zenchyshyn; Son Ron (Sandra) Mitchell, grandchildren Sheldon, Chenelle and Sasha; Daughter Evelynne (Dave) Garabed, grandchildren Tammy (Mike) Pugh, Shelly (Doug) DeBacker, Darcy (Laura) Garabed, Duke (Lorna) Garabed and Great grandchildren Korey, Karissa, Kieran, Gavin, Liam, Jace, Sierra, Sydney, Brayden, Tanner. Also left to mourn are Brother Chuck (Carole) Zelmer, and Sisters Helen (Ken) Zarn, Shirl (Verne) Anderson, and Betty (Eugene) Bender, sister in law Dale Zelmer and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Service was on March 26th in the Pipestone Hall with burial in the family plot in Reston Manitoba.
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VAN HOUCKE: We are saddened to announce the passing of Bernice Louise Van Houcke (Nanny) on April 7, 2015. Bernice was born in Deloraine, MB on August 7, 1935 to parents Anchor and Margaret Nielson, residing with her five siblings (Lilian predeceased, Gladys predeceased), Lucille, Florence and Lawrence.
The sun rose on the stones of the home her dad built with his hands. The moon and stars glowed on the land of the Turtle Mountains. The land of love and hardships.
She raised four children Janine, Steven (Calvina), Kim, Curt, in Brandon, MB. A home of music, family, friends, apple pie, shining hardwood floors, country guitars, singing and dancing. She leaves six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A cowgirl goes home to a peaceful eternity in Goodlands, MB at a later date. A “Come and Go Tea” in memory of Bernice, will be held Sunday, April 12th, 2015, 1332-26th Street, Brandon from 2:00-5:00 p.m.
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