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WATT: It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Joan Watt, beloved wife of Keith and loving mother of Gord and Graham, on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at the age of 73 years. Joan was born to William (Bill) and Elsie Clarke on December 26, 1940 at Fort William, Ontario. She received her education at McKellar School in Thunder Bay, and later attended Earl Oxford and B.C.I. after moving to Brandon with her family. Following her graduation, Joan worked for the Royal Bank and then stayed at home to raise her family. She enjoyed babysitting other children during this time, and later became employed at Canadian Tire where she worked for 12 years. Joan took pleasure in reading, knitting, and embroidering. She belonged to the Beta Sigma Phi in her early years as well as the Brandon Minor Baseball and Minor Hockey Associations and the U.C.T. Joan will lovingly be remembered by her husband Keith, sons Gordon (Julie) and Graham, grandchildren Keeley and Jens Watt, brother Ted (Marnie), sister Gerry and many other extended family members. She was predeceased by her parents, Elsie and Bill Clarke. In keeping with Joan’s wishes, a private graveside service will be held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joan may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6.
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STOBBE: Peter Stobbe, age 90, passed away July 1, 2014 in Fairview Home, Brandon, Manitoba. Peter was born in the village of Waldheim, Molotschna district, South Russia on March 26, 1924 to Henry and Susan Stobbe. He had four brothers and two sisters. At age nine months, his parents and two older brothers immigrated to Canada. They settled in the Harding, and later Alexander district in Manitoba. Peter graduated from Mennonite Collegiate Institute in Gretna, Manitoba. During the war years, he served at the Brandon Mental Hospital as an orderly. He met the love of his life, Mary Neufeld, and they were married July 23, 1949. Their newly married life began on the Stobbe family farm in Alexander, MB. In 1957, they moved their young family to Brandon, where they resided for many years. Together they raised five children, and a foster daughter. Peter became a psychiatric nurse and social worker while working at the hospital. He finished his work career serving Canada Pension Plan. Dad was a loyal and loving husband for 61 years, until Mom’s passing in 2010. He shared with Mom in the joy of family, many outdoor pursuits, travelling, and numerous projects in the home and the community. Dad was a very active man and participated in many recreational activities well into his eighties, such as X-country skiing, curling, golfing, to name a few. His relationship with God shone in every aspect of his life. His faith was reflected daily in his relationship with people. He had an outgoing, enthusiastic, and caring nature. He was a thankful and humble man, often saying that “he was grateful to God for his many blessings.” Dad was at peace and was prepared to go to heaven to meet his Lord. On Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - God called him home. Survived by his children: Dave (Candace); Edith (Tim Muri); Gordon (Liz); Elaine; Doug; and foster daughter Karen (Don Kehler); ten grandchildren, Chris, Angela (Peter), Suzanne; Nick (Stefani), Kailyn (Chad), Alex (Danusja); Matthew (Nikki), Christie (Trevor), James; and seven great-grandchildren, Mary, Oliver and Walter; Roman and Grace; Alexandria and Isabella. Stobbe families and many cherished nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Mary Stobbe, first-born daughter, Linda Marie Stobbe; and a brother Henry Stobbe. Special thanks to the caring and compassionate staff at Fairview Home. You are the best!! Viewing will be held at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home on Monday, July 7, 2014 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. and a Memorial Service at the Richmond Park MB Church, 26th Street, on Monday, July 7th at 3:00 p.m. A private interment will be held with the family prior to the service. Donations in memory of Peter may be made to; Tribal Trails, Box 3030, Prince Albert, SK, S6V 7V4.
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PERREAULT: With family by his side, Firmin Perreault passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Center on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Firmin was born on September 27, 1939 in the RM of Ellice, MB to Olier and Yvonne Perreault (Deschambault). Firmin spent the early part of his childhood in Rocanville, SK until the family moved to Ste. Marthe, MB and then on to St. Lazare in 1950. Dad spent his early years attending schools in Ste. Marthe, St. Lazare, Oak Knoll and helping out with the family farm until the family moved to Brandon in 1957. Later in life, he was able to upgrade his education at the Assiniboine College whereby he also obtained certificates for engine repair. It was in Brandon where Firmin met the love of his life, Kathryn Morley and they were married July 24, 1965. Firmin and Kathryn lived in Brandon where they celebrated the birth of their first child, Richard, on June 8, 1969 and moved to Riding Mountain, MB. Shortly thereafter, they were blessed with the birth of their second child, Lori, on August 21, 1970. After the unexpected passing of his wife Kathryn in December of 1985, Firmin and his children moved back to Brandon in 1987. Firmin spent the majority of his career in the transportation industry since automobiles and driving machinery was what he liked to do. He worked for companies such as McArthur’s Transport, Imperial and Rivers Taxi, owned by his sister and brother-in-law. He also worked at various other farming and driving positions throughout the years and into retirement. Firmin’s hobbies included working on vehicles, hunting, playing the guitar and violin, sightseeing and visiting with friends. Firmin was able to spend much time with his son, Rick, travelling throughout Canada and the U.S. visiting family and seeing new places. Firmin was predeceased by his wife Kathryn, daughter Lori, parents Olier and Yvonne, sister Anne, brothers Albert and an infant boy. He is survived by his son Rick (Jodie), grandchildren Stephan and Shayla, great- grandchild Isabella, sister Jeanne Engelbretson (Jack), brothers Jacque (Janice) and Alfred (Jeannine). Also left to mourn is his aunt and many nieces, nephews, cousins, step- relatives and friends. To celebrate his life, an interment will take place at the Riding Mountain Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday July 12, 2014. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Huge thanks go out to all the staff at the Brandon Regional Health Center with special thanks to the staff on A3.
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METCALF: The death of Jessie Metcalf, age 93 years of Brandon, occurred in the city on Monday, June 30, 2014. Jessie was the widow of W.M. "Mac" Metcalf, beloved mother to Terry, Brad and Doug(deceased). She was a loving grandmother and great grandmother. A Celebration of Jessie's Life will be held at Knox United Church on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 2:00 pm with a private interment at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Jessie to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Cancer Services, 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.
KING: Peacefully on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, Marlene King passed away in her 80th year with her family by her side at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Predeceased by her husband Don, son Bob and great-grandson Julien, Marlene is survived by sons Barry (Doreen), Brian (Judy), daughter Patricia, eight grandchildren and two great-granddaughters. A Family Graveside will take place at the Souris-Glenwood Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Marlene may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 2B7.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
MABON: Lynne Mabon (nee Dandy), beloved wife of Morley Mabon, of Killarney, MB, passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 in her 70th year at the Tri-Lake Health Centre in Killarney, MB. Left to mourn Lynne’s passing are her husband, Morley Mabon of Killarney, MB, son Brent Mabon of Ninette, MB, daughter Terena Mabon of Winnipeg, MB, brother Garth Dandy (Debby Coombs) of Brandon, MB, sisters-in-law Joanna Campbell of Killarney, MB and Gladys (Calvin) Darling of Baldur, MB, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Lynne was predeceased by her parents, Herb & Iloe (nee Brandon) Dandy, first husband Russell Mabon, and brother-in-law Ken Campbell. A graveside service will be held at the Neelin Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Reception to follow in the Belmont Community Hall. Everyone is welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lynne’s memory to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Service of Glenboro, MB in care of arrangements. (204)827-2480.
McKINNON: George E. McKinnon (Feb 22, 1941 - July 3, 2014). Passed away peacefully at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on July 3, 2014, surrounded by family and friends at the age of 73 years. George is survived by his two children Randy (Kim) McKinnon and Cathy (James) Harman and their mother Vivian McKinnon. Proud grandfather of Alexander, Sarah, Andrew, Steven, Michaela, Jack and Morgan. Dear friend and companion of Pat Heuchert. Predeceased by his father Lt. George E. McKinnon, mother Helen Hanlin, step father Harvey Hanlin, brother Gary McKinnon and his grandson Adam. George will be fondly remembered as a loving father and grandfather, devoted teacher to countless Manitoba science, math and computer science students and undefeated Trivial Pursuit champion. His many accomplishments as a teacher included starting the computer lab for the Rolling River School Division. George was a tireless volunteer, working as a coach for school sports and Reach for the Top, he also volunteered at the local Soup Kitchen. He was president of the Rolling River School Teacher's Society and served on numerous other boards.  George enjoyed traveling to far off lands with his companion Pat and he would return with tales of their adventures. In keeping with George’s wishes, no service will be held. Donations in memory of George may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6.
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McBURNEY: Leslie Lynn McBurney passed away in his home in Bryenton, NB on June 25, 2014, at age 73 years. He is survived by his wife Tobi (Kashdan) McBurney, brothers Lloyd in Calgary, AB, and Phil in Winnipeg, MB, half-brothers Ernie Moen in Cabri, SK, and David McBurney in Portage La Prairie, MB, and half-sisters Carole (McBurney) Barclay in Brandon, MB and Diane McBurney McKinnon in Souris, MB, sons Chris in Calgary, AB, and James in Vancouver, BC, step-daughter Michelle McBurney in Chemainus, BC, Aunt Pat (McBurney) Hymers and Uncle Stuart McBurney, both of Swift Current, SK He was pre-deceased by birth parents Richard Lloyd and June Evelyn (Johnson) McBurney of Souris, MB, and adoptive parents Frank Cole and Dorothy Belle McBurney of Dauphin, MB. Lynn will be interred in Riverside Cemetery in Hartney, MB with his parents.
JOHNSON: Audrey Jean Johnson (nee Rogers) a long time resident of Victoria, BC, passed away June 30, 2014 at the Shuswap Hospital in Salmon Arm, BC, at the age of one day short of 92 years old. A service celebrating her life will be held in her place of birth, Glenboro, Manitoba, at a later date. Interment will be in Glenboro Cemetery.
JURY: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Leona Irene, beloved wife of Cecil and loving mother of Don and Chris on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at the age of 82 years. In keeping with Leona’s wishes, a Graveside Service will be held at Boyd Cemetery in Bethany, Manitoba at a later date. Complete obituary to follow.
Condolences may be offered to the family at’s of Victoria, BC(1-800-877-4210)
GREEN: It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our sweet baby boy Clayton James Green on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Beloved son of Nicole and Derek Green, little brother to Abigail, Clayton was born May 31, 2013. He was our happy little boy who melted everyone's heart who knew him or met him. He will be greatly missed by his grandparents Gerry and Christie Waldon of Brandon, Robin Duncan of Lacombe, Alberta, Lorne and Sue Green of Rivers; his aunts Kathryn Waldon, Sheri Lynn Green (Kris), Kaitlyn Senkbeil (Greg) and Karalee Aarhus (John). He will also be missed by great grandparents Jean Boyd and Bev Waldon Shaw and Larry Shaw all of Brandon many cousins, aunts, and uncles. Clayton will be laid to rest in a family ceremony at the Brandon Cemetery. A reception in memory of Clayton will take place at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. Donations in memory of Clayton may be made to Baby's Breath (formerly known as The Canadian Foundation for Study of Infant Death), PO Box 21053, St. Catharines, Ontario L2M 7X2.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
CURTIS: Lucille Curtis of Brandon and formerly of Reston passed away Hillcrest Place, Brandon, on Friday, June 27, 2014 at the age of 94 years. Lucille is survived by one son, Garry (Trudy) Curtis of Brandon; daughters: Vivian (Vilas) Anderson of High River, Alberta, Linda (Bob) Hunter of Rossburn, Cheryl (Jim) Arthur of Regina and Lorie (Denis) Garcia of Virden. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren. The funeral service will be held on Monday, July 7, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Reston United Church, Reston, Manitoba. Interment will take place at the Reston Cemetery at a later date. Rev. Dwight Rutherford will officiate.
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Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements. (204)759-2160.
PHILLIPS: Mae Elizabeth (née Pogue). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, on June 30, 2014 at the age of 79 years. Mom was born in MacGregor, Manitoba on December 2, 1935 to Nellie and Charles Pogue. She married Peter Phillips on June 19, 1954, and together raised their children Terry, Patti and Wendell. Mom and Dad spent many memorable years at their cottage at Ditch Lake with their children and grandchildren. She took great joy in her family and friends. She enjoyed bowling, cards, dancing, games and potluck dinners. Mom had a zest for life and appreciated each day. She was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be sadly missed. Mom is survived by daughters Terry (Mallory) of Brandon, Patti (Brian) of Kamloops and son Wendell (Nancy) of Vancouver. Grandchildren Julie of Rossburn, Miranda of Kamloops and Christina of Brandon.  She was predeceased by her parents, husband Peter in 1991 and sister Elaine Udell in 1998. In keeping with Moms wishes, a private graveside service was held at the Brandon Cemetery on Thursday, July 3, 2014 with Arlene Robertson officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Mae can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
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KNIGHT: Mrs. Sandra Knight of Melita, passed away at the Melita Health Centre on Monday, June 30, 2014 at the age of 73. The funeral service will be held from the Victoria United Church, Melita, MB. on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Barb Alston officiating. Interment to follow at the Melita Cemetery. Donations in memory of Sandra may be made to the Melita Presbyterian Church, Box 959, Melita, MB. R0M 1L0 or the Melita Health Auxiliary Association, Box 881, Melita, MB. R0M 1L0. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home, Melita, 204-522-3361. Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron - Directors.
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MacGILLIVRAY: George D. MacGillivray passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 83 years. George will be greatly missed by his daughter Deb (Bill), granddaughter Shannon and family, grandsons William, Steven and their families. Funeral service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Funeral Celebrant, Kim Lewarne officiating. Interment will follow in the Brandon Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of George may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Unit 3-824-18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 5B7 or to the Manitoba Lung Association, 8-940 Princess Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 0P6.
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