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FLAMAND: Cyril Flamand passed away peacefully, with family at his side, on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Dinsdale Personal Care Home. Born August 15, 1924 to Peter and Anne Flamand, the second of ten children, at the family homestead in SK, the family later relocated to Camperville, MB. There he met and married Yvonne Guiboche, and together they had a family of eight children. They lived in Camperville and Pine Creek until moving to Brandon. Cyril had many different jobs throughout his life. He tried to join the army with his older brother, Fred, in 1940 at the age of 16. His deepest regret is that Fred was taken, and he was sent home. He trapped with his father, hunted and fished. He cut pulp, and worked on the Hydro Station and Dam at Grand Rapids. After moving to Brandon, he worked at Simplot and his last job before he retired was as a night security guard at the B.M.H.C. complex. He loved the outdoors, and enjoyed camping, travelling and blueberry picking with his family. His true joy was his children and grandchildren. He looked forward to family get-togethers with his siblings and children. He was predeceased by his older brother Fred in 1944, in France, his parents Peter and Anne, his brothers Delphis, Jack and Philip, sisters Linda and Pauline, daughters June and Audrey, and wife Yvonne. Cyril is survived by his children Fred, Ken (Monica), April (Vince), Ron, Wayne, and Darryl; grandchildren Michael, Donna, Adrien, Adam and Destiny; and eight great grandchildren Jenna, Lucas, A.J, Aaliyah, Emma, William, Kalel, and Candace; sisters Rita Guiboche and Rose Guiboche of Camperville, and Mary Kolada (Carl) of Swan River, as well as many nieces and nephews. Cyril had a long and happy life, and his family will remember his stories and his humour. In accordance with his wishes, he was cremated and a private graveside service was held in Camperville on June 13, 2015. He wanted to be with his mother and siblings. He is home.
“When I Am Gone...When I come to the end of my journeyand I travelled my last weary mile,just forget if you can, that I ever frowned,and remember only the smile.Forget unkind words I have spoken.Remember some good I have done.Forget that I ever had heartache,and remember I had loads of fun.Forget that I have stumbled and blunderedand sometimes fell by the way.Remember I have fought some hard battlesand won, ere' the close of the day.Then forget to grieve for my going.I would not have you sad for a day.But, in summer just gather some flowers,and remember the place that I lay.And come in the shade of eveningwhen the sun paints the sky in the west,stand for a few moments beside me,and remember only my best.”Rest In Peace
ANDERSON: Mr. Gerald Linton Anderson of Brandon, beloved husband of Margaret, dear father of Richard, Douglas and Greg, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at the age of 79. The funeral service will take place from Central United Church, 327-8th Street, on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with Kim Lewarne, Funeral Celebrant, officiating. Interment will take place at the Melita Cemetery, Melita, MB. at a later date. Complete obituary information to follow. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home - Melita, MB. (204-522-3361) Neil Redpath & Kurt Ardron.
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MANNS: Harold Josiah Manns, formerly of Carberry, MB, passed away on May 12, 2015 in Virden, MB at the age of 97. He was born on the family farm in the Firdale area on March 8, 1918, the 6th child of 11 born to Charles and May Manns. He married Matilda Sladek on June 28, 1941 in Austin and moved 2 miles north to the Sladek farm in the Pine Creek district where he continued his lifetime farming career, retiring to Carberry in 1980. In his early years on the farm, he kept bees, learning the trade from his father-in-law. He made several trips to Georgia to bring bees home in the spring. In later years, he was able to put his beekeeping knowledge to good use helping his daughter, Linda, with her family’s growing apiary. He was a Councillor for the R.M. of North Norfolk for many years and served on many boards including the Whitemud Watershed and the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame. His dedication to community continued after his retirement to Carberry where he was a volunteer ambulance driver well into his 70’s. He joined Gothic Masonic Lodge in 1965 and would have received his 50 year jewel this year. He was a member of Sharon Chapter of Eastern Star for many years until its closing and held the office of Worthy Patron 9 times. In retirement, he spent many hours at the Carberry Sandhills Golf Course, enjoying the friendship of T. Roy Bailey and Alex Hoff, which earned them the title “The Three Amigos” in an article published in the Carberry News Express. Family was very important to him and when grandchildren and great-grandchildren came along, he always managed to have someone on his lap. He was predeceased by his wife, Matilda, on November 2, 2000, and by brothers and sisters, Albert, Jim, Florence Duncan, Eva Duncan, Tom, Clarence, Len, May Lunn and Garth, and son-in-law, Keith Addison. He is survived and will be missed by daughters, Kay Addison, Linda (Dennis) Lewis, Debbie (Tom) Jennings and Donna (Don) Johnston, Grandchildren, Mark (Kellie) Addison, Shaun (Sara) Addison, Susan (Joe) Wright, Kim (Kevin) Chutskoff, Michael Lewis, Greg (Regan) Lewis, Alana Jennings-Coutts (Michael Coutts), Cherie (Rob) Langston, and Donna Johnston (Jeff Ziemanski), 18 Great-Grandchildren, and by sister, Thelma Waterhouse. The funeral service took place at St. Agnes Anglican Church, Carberry, on May 30, 2015 with Rev’d Fr. R. Shane Bengry officiating, assisted by Rev. Chris Arthur. Organist was Eleanor Taylor. Eulogies were read by Donna Johnston, Debbie Jennings, Kim Chutskoff, Michael Lewis and Mark Addison. Pallbearers were Mark Addison, Shaun Addison, Michael Lewis, Greg Lewis, Michael Coutts and Rob Langston. Interment at Carberry Plains Cemetery where Masonic Rites were observed. A reception was held at the Carberry United Church Hall. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Harold may be made to Carberry Centennial Drop-In Centre, Box 597, Carberry, R0K 0H0, or to Virden & Area Palliative Care, Box 400, Virden, R0M 2C0 .
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HURST: Surrounded by love, the Lord called Doreen home on Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Doreen was predeceased by her loving husband James of sixty years, as well as her sister Joan. Doreen and Jim leave to cherish their memory; daughter Sherry (Gerry); son Michael (Nicole); grandchildren Jay (Mel), Cassandra (Lee), Michaelis (Ken), Madison (Diane) and Denzie (James); great-grandchildren Mitchell, Annika, Ethan, Dominic and Reese. Also surviving are sister Patricia (Robert), nieces, nephews and friends. Cremation has taken place and interment will be at the St. Vital Cemetery, Winnipeg, MB, at a later date. Our grateful thanks to all at the Brandon Regional Health Centre who looked after all of us so well - you know who you are.
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CORRIGAL: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Violet Doris Corrigal, on June 8, 2015 in Brandon, Manitoba. Violet Hintz was born in Wingard, Saskatchewan on January 20, 1931. Vi was married to Roland Earl (Bud) Corrigal on June 26, 1952 in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. Together, they lived on the family farm and from there, moved to Brandon, Manitoba. Vi and Roland enjoyed watching their children’s and grandchildren’s sports and extra-curricular activities. Vi is survived by her husband, Roland (Bud) Corrigal, her sisters, Shirley Zip (Paul) and Myrna Wasney, children, Richard (Gisèle) Corrigal and Catheryn Corrigal, grandchildren, Christine (Mark) Jones, Timothy (Tanis) Brown, Ryan (Jen) Corrigal, Tiffany Brown (Ryan) and great-grandchildren, Brycen, Natasha, Darius, Alissa and Carson. A private family service will be held in Beaver, Manitoba on July 4, 2015.
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GRAY: Grace Winifred Gray (Campbell) passed away at Erickson Personal Care Home on May 7, 2015 at the age of 93 years. Winnie was born on January 28, 1922, the third child of William and Bertha Campbell of Rossburn, Manitoba. Her mother Bertha, died in childbirth in 1925 and William re-married Isabelle Rowan in 1929, and three more siblings were born. Winnie was predeceased by her father and her siblings, except for Russell (Adelaine) and Glen (Dorothy). She attained her grade eight education in Rossburn. She moved onto Winnipeg and worked as a housekeeper and took on hairdressing with a friend. In 1941, she married Cpl. David Herbert Scott and son David (Marlene) was born in 1942. Herb was killed in action in 1944. Winnie re-married John Herbert Gray in 1948 and they resided near Onanole for the next 60 years. Earl (Ruth), was born in 1953 and John Brent (Lori) in 1955. Following the birth of the children, she took a hairdressing course and opened the first licensed beauty shop in Manitoba in 1958. It closed in 1980. Winnie and Herb’s house was always open to anyone who cared to stop for a visit. Herb was known for his cooking skills and there were always many around to do the tasting. Winnie enjoyed the 50’s to 80’s and all the entertaining etiquette involved in hostessing. Following Herb’s death in 1986, Winnie travelled to the British Isles, Germany, France, and all over the US and Canada. She was an avid card player in her younger days and enjoyed bingo and bus trips to casinos, more for visiting than actual gambling. She had several pets over the years including a budgie, dog, cats, and she loved them all. She took pleasure in feeding all of the wildlife that wandered into her yard. Winnie’s greatest love in life was her three boys, and her happiest times were when they were all at home with her. She leaves to mourn her two brothers, three sons, and their families, six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside service for family and close friends will be held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 2:00 p.m., where she will be laid to rest beside Herb Gray. Donations in memory of Winifed may be made to a charity of choice.
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None knew her but to love herNone named her but in praise
FELL: Allan George. 89 years, beloved husband of the late Margaret Fell, father of Donna and Connie, passed away in the Souris Health Centre on Thursday, June 11, 2015. Graveside funeral service for family and friends will be held at the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery, Souris, Manitoba on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. followed be a time of fellowship and refreshments at the Souris Legion Club Room. In memory of Al, donation may be made to the Souris Hospital Palliative Care Fund c/o Prairie Mountain Health Box 10 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0. Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
BLACKSHAW: James Harvey Blackshaw was born April 20th, 1953, to parents Harvey and Bernice Blackshaw in Virden Hospital , the youngest of four children. He had two two sisters and one brother, sisters Muriel and Doris and brother Ken. He enjoyed growing up and helping out on the farm and especially enjoyed his horses. He was a happy boy and liked being across the road from his Uncle Earl and Aunt Mary, and cousins Robert, Brenda and Brian. He and Robert especially were great friends and companions. Jim and Robert loved to play cards against Uncle Earl and Aunt Mary, especially 500. Growing up, Jim attended a one room school at Pacific, then Virden Junior High and Virden Collegiate. Jim’s favorite part about school was recess, baseball, and playing football in Grade 9. He was not a scholar and started working at Virden Auction Mart at the age of 15, before he had a driver’s licence. Jim started riding his bike to the auction mart to work, but then his friend and co-worker Ken Day would pick him up and give him a ride. Soon he left school to work full time. Once Jim was old enough to drive legally he went to work trucking for Virden Freightways, later Transx, where he really enjoyed driving a big rig.Jim started travelling to Souris with his Griswold friends and soon met Eva Denbow. They started dating and were married on November 24th, 1973, in Souris, Manitoba. They started their lives together renting Leo Gabrielle’s little farm house. In October 1974 they purchased their quarter section NW 16-9-25 from Paul and Bertha Kernel at Routledge, Manitoba. They also bought 12 cows from Paul and Bertha, and had 6 more, including Eva’s cow, a wedding gift from her parents. Jim and Eva enjoyed their new community at Routledge. John and Diana Janzen, George and Phyllis Sims and Ross and Shirley Gabrielle welcomed them. They were all good neighbours who helped each other out. Soon Randy and Wendy Franke also joined the community. Jim then went to work for PetroCan garage in Virden. Following that, he started to work for John Janzen and Dave Judd, local neighbourhood farmers and Jim farmed as well. He returned part time to Virden Auction Mart. He also worked part time for Freeman’s Meat Market and Sims Trucking. Jim’s first child Neil James was born on April 10th, 1980, and Jim was thrilled. Daddy’s little girl, Terri Dawn arrived on November 9th, 1982. Jim loved playing with and teasing his kids. He enjoyed their MGRA and fair activities as well as high school rodeo trips with the kids. He liked taking them skidooing, going on trail rides with family and friends. He enjoyed the bonfires and the socializing. He participated in some Ranch Rodeos with Neil, Mike and Frank Denbow, and team penning on occasion. Jim and Eva enjoyed their farm life working together. Neil and Terri road in the tractor with Jim a lot, and it was even better when they were old enough to help out on the family farm, and everyone had a job in haying time and worked together. This was important to Jim. Jim started full time work as the yard foreman at Virden Auction Mart in 1982. He remained at Virden Auction Mart or Heartland Livestock until his passing. He loved his work there. He was a dedicated and hard working employee. His favorite job was maketing rep, when he visited the area farmers and looked at their cattle on the farm. He enjoyed his Heartland family of co-workers, as well as comradery with the livestock producers, buyers and truckers. He felt the farmer’s pain when BSE hit and the prices were horrible and he especially enjoyed the results of recent sales when the market was higher. Most people were impressed with Jim’s ability to guess cattle weights. He had an eye for cattle. Jim was a teaser and loved to tease, especially the girls whether they were 2 or 102. He had a good sense of humor and a quick wit, and was good with the one liners. He had a way of getting his opinion across, like it or not. He was not afraid to say what he thought. His good natured teasing often included nick names he gave to people. Some would say Jim was stubborn, or gruff. Jim’s hobbies included his horses, hunting, skidooing with family and friends. He thoroughly enjoyed the deer hunting with his son Neil and the extended Denbow family, as well as happy hour at Frank’s. He won the Denbow family deer hunting trophy once. In recent years he also took up fishing and especially enjoyed fishing with Terri and Darryl. Jim loved his old vehicles. He was proud of his 1969 GMC truck that he fixed and restored as well as his 1972 Dodge Demon, which he bought when he was 18, and recently restored as well. To everyone’s amazement, it survived Jim’s wild youthful driving and was still around. He enjoyed showing these vehicles off at car shows in Manitoba and also in North Dakota. Jim was a social person and he enjoyed playing cards or crokinole, or just visiting over coffee, with family and friends. He could be a jokester at times.Jim and Eva had had some great trips, one with Neil and Terri to California, one to New Zealand to see Terri when she was on an agricultural exchange. They had some wonderfully fun times with Brenda and Delnor Davies on trips to Hawaii, Florida, Las Vegas, the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic and several to Mexico, Jim’s favorite. In 2006 Neil and Alysha Flannery were married and Jim was happy to become a father- in-law. He was impressed with how Alysha adjusted to farm life. In June of 2007 Jim was thrilled and excited to become a grandpa when Kolten James was born (and the Blackshaw name continues). Shane Brent followed in 2009, and Julie Ada in 2011. Bradley Munro joined the family as a grandchild in 2014. Jim loved and enjoyed his grandchildren and liked to tease them. He was proud of all of them and always happy to see them. Jim became sick a couple of years ago and it was a hard time for the Blackshaw family, as Neil was critically ill. Jim agreed to do dialysis for his girls and his grandkids. He wanted to be here to walk his girl down the aisle which he did when Terri and Darryl were married on August 9, 2014. Jim died on April 5th, 2015 in Brandon Regional Hospital. He was predeceased by his son Neil, by his parents Harvey and Bernice Blackshaw, and by Eva’s parents Alvin and Buddy Denbow. He is survived by his wife Eva, his daughter Terri and her husband Darryl Munro, by his daughter-in-law Alysha Blackshaw, and his grandchildren Kolt, Shane and Julie Blackshaw and Bradley Munro. He is also survived by his siblings Muriel (Tom) Brown, Doris (Garry) Mauthe, and his brother Ken Blackshaw. The Denbow family includes brothers-in-law Jim and Lori, Frank and Debbie, Glenn and Katherine, and sisters-in-law Doreen and Ken Ross, Lorna Eastman and Grant Burson, and Marlene and Norm Cory. He also has many special nieces, nephews, and cousins. A graveside funeral service was held on April 9, 2015 at Virden Cemetary, followed by lunch at Heartland Livestock, Jim’s home away from home. Officiant was Diane Janzen and eulogist was Ryan Gabrielle. Jim made his last ride in his 1969 GMC truck, driven by his son-in-law Darryl and accompanied by Terri and Eva. Ironically Robin Hill was on the radio with the Hearthland Market report. Ryan also drove the Demon with some of the pall bearers. Pall bearers were Ken Day, Murray Stewart, Alvin Radcliffe, Randy Franke, Brian Blackshaw, and Michael Denbow. Ushers were Delnor Davies and Robin Hill.
It’s not the end of the trail for me, I’ve just traveled on you see, up ahead where greener pastures grow, and cool water streams dance as they flow. Flowers in bloom of every sort and kind, colors more vivid than any I left behind, family and friends I haven’t seen in years, hugs and handshakes and no more tears. They’ve welcomed me home here today, a place of peace for me to stay. They say its my home for eternity. No, its not the end of the trail for me. Until we meet again!
BEAUCHAMP: Irene Georgina Beauchamp (Hutchinson). It is with great sorrow the family of Irene announces her passing on May 31, 2015 at Eastholme, in Powassan, ON. She will be remembered by her daughters: Arline (John) of Sundridge, ON and Paddy (Kevin) of Marathon, ON, along with four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren plus many nieces and nephews. She is survived by her loving cousins: Lorraine Thompson, Winnipeg, Rowena Hayball, Carberry, Mary Kitchen, Delhi, ON, Phyllis Matthews, London, ON, Doris Hindmarsh, Manor, SK, Bill Dutton (Donna), Qualicum Beach, BC. She was predeceased by her husband Bruno in May 1982, her parents Janey and Lyle Hutchinson (Brandon, MB) and her sisters Iva, Jean and Florence. Irene was born on September 21, 1917 on 1st Street, Brandon, MB. As a young girl her favorite activities were speed skating on the Assiniboine River and playing hockey. She started her career with Eaton’s Catalogue office in Brandon, and in 1940 moved to North Bay to run the Children’s Department of Eaton’s, one of her duties was to order the clothing for the Dionne Quints. She was proud to live in her home on Brooke Street in North Bay till 90 years of age. She made many life-long neighbors and friends in North Bay, ON. She was very proud of her grandchildren and happy to see them succeed in their own lives. As per her wishes, cremation has taken place and our cherished memories of her will live in our hearts forever
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McLENNAN: Evelyn Mary McLennan of Brandon, Manitoba passed away at Dinsdale Personal Care Home on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at the age of 98 years. Evelyn was born on the family farm 3 1/2 miles north of Clanwilliam, Manitoba. She the sixth of eight children born to Charles and Elvina Oman. After attending Lakelet and Grey Schools in the Clanwilliam district, she went on to Dauphin General Hospital to get trained as a Registered Nurse. She later went on to complete that training in the area of Public Health at the University of Toronto in 1973. On July 27, 1943, she married Clark Lysle McLennan and they spent their early years in Pinawa, Manitoba where Clark worked for Manitoba Hydro. They had two sons, David and Gordon. Clark went on to start his own business “Clark’s Corner” and Evelyn went on to start a long career with Medical Services. She worked initially at the Fort Alexander Indian Hospital and later in the Pine Falls and Brandon Public Health Centre. She retired in 1983. In that long and wonderful life I shall feature a few areas. She was hard worker always devoted to her work and to her family. She prided herself in the fact that she was a charter member and past matron of the Pine Falls chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. On coming to Brandon and joining Central United Church, she enjoyed her involvement with Unit 8 of the United Church Women. She was long-time curler and went out on a high joining the curling team of June Little from the Brandon Curling Club to win the Provincial Golden Gal’s Championship in 1994. Evelyn enjoyed her move to Lion’s Manor in 1996 and in particular her long-time friendship with Margaret Templeton. Evelyn was long plagued with poor hearing and diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease during her 80th year. She is survived by her sons David and Gordon, her sister-in-law Margaret Saunders of Minnedosa, her cousin Irene Wright of Richmond, B.C. and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Charles (1976) and Elvina Oman (1958), infant sister Joyce (1925), sister Irene Robertson (1978), brother Harry Oman (2004), sister Viola Sillen (2008), brother Herman Oman (1995), sister Selma Hawkins (2002) and sister Mable Hillstrand (2003). The Memorial Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Ken DeLisle officiating. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Evelyn may be made to Dinsdale Personal Care Home, 510-6th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 3N9.
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OSADCHUK: It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of William Nicholas "Bill" / "Sad" Osadchuk on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Bill was born at Brandon General Hospital to Mary and Nickolas Osadchuk on July 11, 1957. He was raised in Brandon and attended David Livingston, Brandon Collegiate College, Earl Oxford, Crocus Plains and Assiniboine Community College. Bill held several part positions as he was growing up. For a short time he went to Saskatoon to work with CPR for a year until his father became sick and he came home to help. That’s when he went to work for Northern Auto Parts which at that time he made many long time friends and acquaintances. In 1981, Bill married Anna-Lisa and they began their life together. In 1982, as a family, we were blessed with a son Nickolas who followed with another blessing in 1984 with Lynnette. In 1990, Bill decided to take the leap and open his own business, Reliance Cylinder Head. He ran and operated that business out of the garage for more than twenty years and enjoyed every customer that came to drop off and pick up. He loved to talk. In 1994, our family had another blessing, Katherine. Our family was complete who he was so proud of. In 2011, Bill made the decision to go back into the work force and rejoined Springland Mfg. He enjoyed every day and relished the friends he made. Bill was always an avid car enthusiast. One of the pioneers who drag raced on Rosser Avenue. He was a member of the NHRA and the IRHA and owned several drag cars over the years. He loved to go to Gimli, Neepawa, and he was fortunate enough to go to Calgary and Brainerd to see the drags. Bill was predeceased by his father Nickolas on April 6, 1980 and his mother Mary on May 15, 1992, and many aunts and uncles over the years. Also by his faithful companions over the years – Tuffy, Trixy, Daisy and Chewy. He is survived by his wife Anna-Lisa, his pride and joy his children Nickolas, Lynnette (Karl) Rink, and Katherine. Also surviving are his brothers Steve (Gail) Skibo and Ron (Angie) Skiba and his nephew Wayne (Sandy) Skibo and their children Karli & Brett, and his niece Debbie (Stan) Kubica and their son Jorden. Casha and his grand dog Casey. The family would like to send out our extreme appreciation to Dr. Moller, Dr. du Plooy, Dr. Bashir of the WMCC & Dr. Brandes from MCCC for their wonderful care and not to mention the nurses and aides from the treatments room. Thank you to the nurses and aides from Palliative Care, we couldn’t have had better care for Bill or the family. You are all angels. A celebration of Bills life will take place on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at the Brandon Cemetery. A reception will follow at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North. Thank you for all the cards and the flowers at Bill’s passing but for those who wish to make a donation in Bill’s memory please donate to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2B3. Bill was so courageous and fought his battle with dignity and grace.
We are missing you!
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SOLOMON: Donald Eugene Solomon of Portage la Prairie, formerly of Brandon, passed away peacefully at the Portage District Hospital on Monday, June 8, 2015 at the age of 70 years. Don was born June 12, 1944 in Oakland, Manitoba and he attended school in Portage and Oakville. During the summer holidays, he bailed hay, picked cucumbers at Peters’ farm and worked at Smith Motors taking stock and doing miscellaneous jobs. In 1946, he started to work in the insurance industry at the head office of the Portage Mutual Insurance Company. Don moved to Winnipeg and worked for Dale and Company Brokers, Guardian Union Insurance Company, Portage Mutual Branch Office in Winnipeg, and then back to the Portage Mutual Head Office in Portage. Don joined M.P.I.C. in Brandon on October 14, 1975 and retired October 17, 2003. He was a member of the Brandon A.N.A.F. since 1978. Before becoming disabled, he enjoyed golfing, curling and playing in dart and shuffleboard leagues. Don is survived by his long-time friend Marion Cook and two sons, David (Tina) Solomon of Cochrane, AB and Kevin Solomon of Brandon. Also surviving are his grandchildren: Gabe, Amelia, Amber, Kendra, Erik and Brandi Porteous; brother Jack (Joan) Solomon, two sisters and brother-in-law George Tomalin, all of Portage; and by 12 nieces and nephews and their families. Don was predeceased by his parents John and Victoria Solomon, sister June Tomalin, brother and sister-in-law Ed (Gwen) Solomon and brothers-in-law Mike Lewadniuk and Garnet Love. A Memorial Service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, Brandon, on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Donald may be made to The Salvation Army, 9 Princess Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 1R8.
I Am Not There
Do not stand at my grave and weepI am not there. I do not sleep.I am a thousand winds that blow,I am the diamond glints on snow,I am the sunlight on ripened grain,I am the gentle Autumn’s rain.When you awaken in the morning’s hush,I am the swift uplifting rush,Of quiet birds in circled flight.I am the soft stars that shine at night.Do not stand at my grave and cry,I am not there. I did not die.-Robert Hepburn
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STUDER: (Shurvell) Alice Marie Studer passed away at Virden Health Centre, Virden, Manitoba Friday; June 5, 2015 in her 92nd year. She is now at peace and reunited with Henry. Alice was born at Isabella, Manitoba to Alva and Marion Brad. She received her education there and that is where she met and married Bill Shurvell. Bill passed away in 1971, shortly after they moved to Elkhorn. There they raised their family. When the family was grown and away from home, Alice went back to school and received her training as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She returned to Elkhorn to work at the hospital until her retirement. By this time, she had met and fallen in love with Henry Studer. They married in 1987 and moved to Virden. Alice and Henry spent many happy years camping with Good Sams, dancing, going on many trips as well as an Alaska cruise. Mom enjoyed curling when in Elkhorn and later watching it on TV. She also had time for her family and enjoyed spending time with them as well as with her many friends. Alice was predeceased by her husband Henry, her mother, father, two brothers and a sister, several brothers-in-law and sisters- in-law. She leaves to mourn her passing her sons Rae Shurvell of Athabasca, AB and Jim (Brenda) Shurvell of Radisson, SK, her daughters Joan (Charles) McCormick of Winnipeg, MB and Judith (Gord) Oliver of Calgary, AB, as well as 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great- grandchildren. A quiet graveside service was held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens, Brandon, Manitoba Wednesday; June 10, 2015. This was followed by a time of fellowship and refreshments at Sacred Heart Parish Centre in Virden. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to The Sherwood Home Remembrance Fund in memory of Alice.
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G.R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
LEFORT-LYNX: Melissa May Lee Le Fort-Lynx passed away suddenly at the age of 38 years. A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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