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COOPER: Charles William ‘Bill’ was born on March 14, 1936 in Kamloops, BC, and passed away on September 30, 2014 in Trail, BC. Bill is predeceased by his wife Jane, his sister Winnifred, brothers Martin and Lawrence and by his parents Charles and Margaret. He is survived by his children; Jonathon Cooper (Trish Walsh), Mike (Maureen) Cooper and Colleen Meyers; his grandchildren Brendan and Melissa (Jesse) and also his great grandchildren Jaxson and Kahner. Bill was a Life Legion Member and a Veteran. He had also been a member of the Masonic Lodge since 1963. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 3:00pm at Carberry’s Chapel; 1298 Pine Avenue, Trail, BC. Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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As an expression of sympathy, your donation to the Kidney Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated.
BALLARD: James (Jim) David, 20 June 1945-22 August 2014. It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Jim at his home in Kenora, Ont. on Aug.22nd at age of 69 (pre-deceased by his parents Verla and George Ballard of Medora Manitoba, and brother Perry). Survived by his son Daniel of Moosejaw, Saskatchewan: his brothers, Don ( Jefferie), of Nanimo, British Columbia, and Jack ( Fran) of Whitby, Ontario, sister-in-law Betty of Morden, Manitoba, nieces Melenie, Monica, Kelly, A.J., nephews Kevin, Adam and all their families. Also survived by his ex wives Gerry from Moosejaw Sask. and Eileen from Winnipeg Man. and his many friends and family too numerous to list but not forgotten. Jim touched many people during his life in Medora, Winnipeg, Thunderbay and Kenora where he lived and worked . He particularly liked Kenora where he and Gerry lived after they were married and he had recently moved back to. He enjoyed boating, fishing and spending time with Daniel in Kenora and at the cottage on Lake of the Woods. Jim always faced life’s challenges with a positive outlook. He was immensely proud of Daniel and was involved in his life and his successes. He continued to work right up to the time of his death. He said he enjoyed the interaction with people in his job. He always said he was on the Freedom 85 retirement plan. Jim will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by his family and friends. In keeping with Jim’s wishes no funeral will be held. Cremation with internment, with family members, at the Medora Cemetery will be held on October 18th at 2:00 pm. Following the internment a reception is planned in the Medora School Auditorium for all his friends and family to remember and celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundations in Jim’s name would be greatly appreciated.
ADAMSKI: John Peter. On Saturday, September 27, 2014, John Adamski, age 62, of Winnipeg, MB (formerly of Brandon, MB, and Faribault, Minnesota), died at the Seven Oaks Hospital. A longer obituary notice with service details will follow. Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 1020 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB 204.586.8668, in care of arrangements. Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 1020 Main Street, 204-586-8668.
STANLEY: Helen Stanley (née Malone), beloved wife of the late Russell Stanley, dear mother of Ted, Elaine (G.W.) and Jerry (Roberta) and grandmother to Kim, Amanda and Cassandra, passed away peacefully at her residence on Monday, September 29, 2014 at the age of 88 years. Prayers will be held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 327-4th Street, on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at the Church on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers/plants, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 4B-457-9th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 1K2 or to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200-17th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7M6. Complete obituary information to follow.
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MUDRAY: Michael Mudray of Brandon passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the age of 73 years. A Memorial Reception will be held at the Central United Church Auditorium, 327-8th Street, on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.
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SIMMS: It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Robert Ray Simms on September 22, 2014 at the age of 80 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his beloved wife, Joyce, his brothers George (Evelyn), Clarence (Arlene), Lyle (Stella), sisters Edith (Rod) Graham, Ruth (Lorne) MacDonald and sisters-in-law Shirley Prus, Bev (Peter) Haliuk, and Betty Simms. He also leaves behind 26 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Arthur and Edna (Kelly), his brother-in-law Bob Prus, and his nephew Curtis Haliuk. Ray was born in Crawford Park on May 26, 1934. When he was in Junior High, his family moved to Foxwarren where he met and married his teenage sweetheart, Joyce Bamford, in 1955. Ray taught school for 37 years beginning his career in Darlingford, Neepawa, St.Vital and eventually Birtle where both he and Joyce taught for the remainder of their careers. Ray loved sports and coached many High School teams. It made him very happy to have many of his students visit him in his recent stay in hospital. It always made him smile when his nurse was one of his former students. He was a superb athlete and has many trophies to show for it. He played hockey, he loved to curl and he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame three times. He also golfed and had four holes-in-one! He received several awards in recognition of his dedication, sportsmanship and long time service. Another passion of Ray’s was hunting. He especially liked moose and elk and could cook up the best roast around. Ray came from a very musical background and his nieces and nephews fondly remember the sing-alongs at the family gatherings where Ray played the guitar, the ukulele or banjo. He had a great singing voice and not only sang in many choirs but he also sang solos. Ray always liked to be busy. He spent countless hours grooming the baseball diamonds, mending hockey gloves or volunteering on various committees. Ray and Joyce moved to Lion’s Manor in Brandon in 1996. He became known for his ability to fix just about anything and enjoyed working in the shop in their building. He will be missed by the Lion’s Manor Residents for his countless acts of kindness and thoughtfulness. He was quick to help out in any way he could and many people could depend on him to come to the rescue when something needed to be fixed or when they needed a helping hand. He was always such a gentleman and his warm and generous spirit touched the lives of many. A funeral service will be held at Foxwarren Community Chapel on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Ray may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation “Lung Health Clinic”, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3 or the Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada, Suite 208, 1311 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 2P3.
Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home Melita, MB. (204) 522-3361, Neil Redpath and Kurt Ardron - Funeral Directors. To send condolences to the family, please visit:
GOULD: Maud Gould of Brandon, beloved mother of Bill and Ken Gould, passed away peacefully at Hillcrest Place on Monday, September 29, 2014 at the age of 96 years. A graveside service will be held at Rosewood Memorial Gardens on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev’d Canon Jim Brown officiating.
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EVERARD: Passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday September 29, 2014 at the age of 71 years, Terence Arthur “Terry” Everard, of Treesbank MB. Terry leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Sally Sylvester, his children Jeannie Robertson (Terry) of Brandon, Chris Everard of Edmonton AB, Travis Everard (Shauna) of Minnedosa, Teryl Everard (Shawn) of Souris, MB & by six grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers Gary (Dianne) of Brandon, Grant (Nancy) of Treesbank, as well as numerous extended relatives & friends. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday October 2, 2014 at 2:00 pm in the Willmor Chapel, Glenboro, with Shirley McBurney officiating. Interment will follow in the Millford Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Terry’s memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 824-18th St. Unit 3, Brandon MB, R7A 5B7, or to a charity of one’s choice.
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Jamieson’s Funeral Service, Willmor Chapel, Glenboro, in care of arrangements. 1-204- 827-2480.
BAILEY: Linda Louise Bailey, of Oak Lake, Manitoba beloved wife of Glen Bailey and loving mother of Andrew and Robert passed away at her farm home, Thursday; September 25, 2014 at the age of 53 years. A celebration of Linda’s life will be held at Oak Lake Community Hall, Oak Lake Friday; October 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or to the charity of your choice in memory of Linda.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
WEISBERG: Heino Weisberg of Virden, Manitoba, beloved husband of Deanne Grant-Weisberg and loving father of Benjamin and Nicholas passed away at his home in Virden, Thursday; September 25, 2014 at the age of 49 years. A celebration of Heino’s life will be held at Virden Airport, in the big hangar, Thursday; October 2, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Casual dress is encouraged. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to “Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada”. Visit for more information.
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G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel, Virden in care of arrangements.
WATSON: It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Eugenie (Jean) Audrey Watson (nee Fleming) at Morley House, Shoal Lake, Manitoba, on September 23, 2014. She will be lovingly remembered by her sons, Garry (Louise) Watson and Dale (Roberta) Watson, grandchildren Cheryl (Marcel) Chamberland, Christopher (Jaimie) Watson, Lana (Ken) Watson and Dane (Jennifer) Watson; great-grandchildren Bailey, Grace, Ashleigh, Hawksley, Juliet and Dade. Also left to cherish her memory is her sister Ada Fleming, brother Jack Fleming, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 55 years, Donald, her son Dennis, and her parents Pearl and Ernest Fleming. Jean was born March 25, 1924 at the family farm north of Crandall, MB. She attended school in Crandall and after graduation worked as a telephone operator in Crandall. She met Don Watson who was in town working for the CPR Bridge & Building crew – he needed a tennis racket to play with a co-worker and found out Jean had one so he asked to borrow it. “The rest is history” as the expression goes. Jean and Don were married on June 21, 1945 at the Fleming farm and moved into the CPR Pump House on the Little Saskatchewan River 5 miles north of Newdale to raise their family. However, technology changed their plans when the CPR replaced the stationary, diesel engine with an electric motor in the pump house. They bought the pool room and barber shop from Hugh Thompson in Newdale and Don converted the west half of the building into living quarters for the family. Here they stayed until 1992 when they sold the pool room and moved into a “real” house in the north-west part of town. Jean worked in the post office from 1964 until 1982, being post mistress for the latter (approx.) 10 years. She was a Charter member of the Raven’s Glen W.I. and the U.C.W. for many years. Jean enjoyed her vegetable garden and her flowers (esp. the tiger lilies and the sweet peas) and knitting for family and the Red Cross. One of her favorite activities was being “Santa's Helper” every November and December answering children's letters to Santa that flowed into the Post Office. Don & Jean enjoyed many years of square dancing all over Manitoba, playing “500” and cribbage with family and friends and traveling often in Western Canada. They were the only couple we knew who would pack up their golf clubs on Thursday evening and not come home till Sunday night. Many trips were made to Winnipeg, Brandon and surrounding areas attending baseball games, dance recitals and curling championships to support her children and grandchildren. The Manitoba Senior Baseball League teams were also a favourite Jean always offered her time and energy to help out her family with babysitting, painting, planting gardens and anything else that she was capable of doing. Her chocolate cakes, iced with that awesome icing, were the best and enjoyed by all. Family gatherings were always special for her – she was proud of her grandchildren and great grandchildren and supported them in every way possible. Jean will be sorely missed by her family, relatives and many friends. A funeral/celebration of life will be held in Newdale United Church on Tuesday, Sep.30, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. followed by a light lunch at the Newdale Community Hall. A private interment for the immediate family will take place prior to the funeral/celebration of life. Her family would like to thank the staff at Morley House for the excellent care they have provided for Jean during the past 7 years. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
HAMMOND: Jack Samuel Hammond died at his residence in Boissevain, Manitoba on September 25, 2014 at the age of 78. A public graveside service will be held Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at the Boissevain Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Donations in memory of Jack may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, or to a charity of own choice.
Messages of condolence may be made online at Funeral Service (204) 523-7791
KOTYK: Lionel passed into the presence of the Lord at Rideau Park Personal Care Home, Brandon, Manitoba on September 25th, 2014. Lionel was born on November 18, 1935 to Mary and John Kotyk and raised in the Oakburn area. He was employed at INCO, Thompson, Manitoba until his retirement. During his holidays he traveled extensively throughout western Canada and the United States. He enjoyed reading the history of the places he visited and often would talk to family and friends of his adventures. On retirement he moved to Brandon, Manitoba and for the next 14 years he grain farmed with his brother Carl. His retirement days were also filled with hunting, fishing and camping. He was a kind and gentle man who enjoyed meeting up for coffee with friends and family. He will be sadly missed by his extended family for his supportive and caring ways. Lionel is survived by his brothers Lloyd (Kay), Ed (Joyce), and Alex (Emily), and his numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at Rae’s Funeral Chapel, Shoal Lake, Manitoba on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with interment to follow at St. John Cantius (Oakburn Farms) Roman Catholic Cemetery. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of one’s choice. Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson are in care of the arrangements. (204)759-2160.
BOLES: It is with great sadness the family of Grace Boles, age 92 years, loving mother of Jim (Joan), Sherril (Dan) Flick, Leonard (Sylvia), and Warren, announce her sudden passing at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Monday, September 29, 2014. A Celebration of Grace's life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 2:00 pm with Arlene Robertson officiating. A private family interment will take place at Rosewood Memorial Gardens prior to the service. Donations in memory of Grace may be made to a charity of choice. Complete obituary information will follow.
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Arrangements with Memories Chapel &Pre-Planning Centre, 204-727-0330.
WATSON: Jean Audrey Watson (nee Fleming) formerly of Newdale, MB; beloved wife of the late Don Watson; mother of Garry (Louise) and Dale (Roberta); passed away at Morley House Personal Care Home, Shoal Lake, MB on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 90 years of age. A service to celebrate Jean’s life will be held at the Newdale United Church, Newdale, MB on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 2:00pm. A private family interment will take place at the Crandall Cemetery. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Jean’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.
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Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are entrusted with the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.
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