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VANDERMEULEN, Tom: A “Come and Go” Fireside Celebration of Tom’s life will be held July 10, at 7:00 p.m. at Brother Mikes. Fondly known as “The Ranch” 17.4 kms north on #10 Highway Marker number 73134. A Canadian Flag will be placed at the end of the driveway. Please bring your memories and stories.
LAVAL: Paul. 81 years, beloved husband of Rae Laval, father of Debbie, Corinne, Brenda and Andrea, passed away in the Souris Personal Care Home on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Souris, on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Private interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, in memory of Paul, donations may be made to the Souris Hillcrest Museum Box 1287 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0 or to the Alzheimer Society.Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home, Souris, in care of arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be made at
McKAY: Pennilee Tara McKay passed away suddenly on Monday, July 6, 2015 at the age of 30 years. Penny will be sadly missed by her sister Amanda, her brother Brent, her two children Whitney and Jack, as well as her extended family. A Traditional Wake will be held at the Sioux Valley Veterans’ Hall on Friday, July 10, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Traditional Services will be held at the Sioux Valley Veterans’ Hall on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Anglican Cemetery. Those in attendance are asked to bring their own containers for the feast, as there will be no styrofoam.
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LOUTTIT: James. 66 years, beloved husband of Sharon Louttit, passed away in the Souris Health Centre on Saturday, July 4, 2015. By Jim’s request there will be no funeral service. In memory of Jim, donations 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.
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BAYES: Helen Bayes beloved wife of Art Bayes passed away on July 3, 2015 at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home at the age of 88 years. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Minnedosa United Church, Minnedosa, MB with Rev. Natasha Pearen officiating. Interment will follow in the Minnedosa Cemetery Legion Section. Donations may be made to the Minnedosa Personal Care Home Patio Fund or the Diabetes Association. Minnedosa Funeral Service, Minnedosa, Manitoba in care of arrangements (204) 867-3868.
SANDERSON: Audrey “Lorraine” passed away Saturday June 27, 2015 in the Souris Personal Care Home at the age of 96. Lorraine was born in Carman, Manitoba on January 24, 1919 to Francis and Freda Butcher. She was one of five children, having two brothers and two sisters. Lorraine married Reginald Sanderson in May 1937. Together they had four sons; Frank “Sandy”, Twins Robert and William, and Tim. She was predeceased by her husband Reg in 1987, Daughter in Law Ida in 2004, son Robert in 2011 and son Frank “Sandy” in 2014. She is survived by her sons; William of Souris, Manitoba and Tim of Bottineau, North Dakota and her daughter in law Myrna Sanderson of Weyburn, Saskatchewan. Ten grandchildren; Tracey (Warren) Rothwell of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Kelly (Randy) Orban of Regina Saskatchewan, Scott (Karla) Sanderson of Calgary, Alberta, Todd Sanderson of Kelowna B.C., Alan (Lisa) Sanderson of Kelowna B.C., Cathy (Brian) Kruk of Virden, Manitoba, Leslie (Brad) Turner of Boissevain, Manitoba, Chris (Mike) Brown of Denver, Colorado, Paul (Heather) Sanderson of Bismarck, North Dakota, Rob Sanderson of Bottineau, North Dakota. She is also survived by 19 great grandchildren. A private family interment will be held at the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Lorraine donations may be made to the Souris Personal Care Home Court Yard 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
ROBERTSON: Floyd B. Robertson-, January 6, 1955 – July 1, 2015. On Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Floyd passed away after a long battle with cancer at the Hamiota Health Centre at the age of 60. He was predeceased by his father Howard Robertson; mother Jessie “Daisy” Robertson (Creber); and older brother Larry Robertson. He leaves behind his wife Debby Lee; daughters Kaitlan and Erica; son Cam; brothers Donn (Debby) and Bruce; sister Cathy (Ray); and close extended family. Floyd spent his life focused on his two loves, farming and family. Floyd grew up on his family farm near Elphinstone, MB which he took over with his brothers Larry and Donn. From a young age, he loved getting his fingers in the soil and making things grow. He cherished watching his crops and calves grow and prosper. Even in his last days, he asked about the crops and talked to Donn, Cam, and Tom about getting the cattle out to pasture on time. Nothing made him prouder than watching his daughter Kaitlan become a teacher, his son Cam take over the family farm and his daughter Erica become a vet, sharing his love for animals. Early on in their relationship, Floyd could be heard cheering on Debby at her sports events. This quickly transitioned into cheering for Kaitlan, Erica, and Cam in their many sports endeavors. He always made time to check in on his children and they looked forward to his Wednesday phone calls. Floyd will be remembered as a man of good humor, a caring father, a devoted husband, and a hard- working farmer. He will be greatly missed, but fondly remembered. There are so many people our family would like to thank. Thanks to the medical team at Hamiota Hospital, especially to Sharon and Dr. Kristjanson. As well as a sincere thanks to Dr. P. Czaykowski and staff at Cancer Care. Finally, a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Ken Van Ameyde and Lindy Lee, Debby’s brother-in -law and lovingly remembered sister, for their love, support, and expertise throughout Floyd’s cancer journey. There will be a Graveside Service at The Bend Cemetery, Strathclair on Monday, July 6th at 1:00 pm, followed by a time of fellowship at 2:00 pm at the Strathclair Municipal Hall. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Hamiota Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit or to a charity of one’s choice.
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Rae’s Funeral Service of Shoal Lake is in care of the arrangements. (204)759-2160.
PERRY: Thomas Allan Perry - LAC-R91747. It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Allan Perry on Friday June 19, 2015 at the Wawanesa personal care home at the age of 101 years and 9 months. He will be dearly missed by daughters Sharon (Steve) Best and Lynn (Rick) Sprott. He is also missed by four grandchildren, Shannon (Jason), Sean (Guida), Kerri- Rae (Lucas) and Jay, along with two great grandchildren Beckett and Sofia, brothers-in-law Brian (Katherine) Beckett, Mansel Beckett (Betty deceased) and sister-in-law Grace Daily as well as many nieces and nephews. Dad was predeceased by his beloved wife Ruth, his parents George and Mary Jane, his brothers Edward, Arthur and his sister Edith. Allan was born on September 9, 1913 in Killarney and later moved to the Ninette area. After receiving his schooling in Tisdale and Ninette he joined the Air Force in 1940. His first posting was to Brandon and then to Mossbank, Saskatchewan, where he met Ruth Beckett, who later became his wife of almost 65 years. After the war, Allan and Ruth farmed near Margaret for a year before settling in the Northfield district in 1947. Dad loved the farm, the animals and all the berry picking in the summer. He was a 4-H leader, a school bus driver, a school trustee, a co-op board of director, a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion and president of that for many years. After 48 years on the farm, Dad and Mom moved to Wawanesa and, after the death of Ruth in 2008, Dad moved into the Wawanesa personal care home. Here he became part of an extended family where many of the staff had been students on his school bus route. The family wishes to extend their thanks to the staff at the personal care home for the compassion, patience and outstanding care that dad received during his time there. Funeral service has already taken place on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the Wawanesa United Church followed by interment at the Ninette Cemetery.
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NAGORSKI: Ervin David Nagorski of Brandon, passed away suddenly at his residence, on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at the age of 77 years. Ervin is survived by his children: David (Verna) and their children Allison and Evan, son Dan (Debra) and their children Skyler and Kayla and by his daughter, Teranna. He was predeceased by his wife Lorraine “Faye”. The Funeral service will be held at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, 332-8th Street, on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. with Funeral Celebrant, Kim Lewarne officiating. Interment will take place at the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Ervin may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion No. 3, 560-13th Street East, Brandon, MB, R7A 7C1.
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McINTOSH: Margaret Elizabeth McIntosh, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away at the Souris Personal Care Home on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Born and raised in Souris, Margaret was the only child of Gilbert and Winnifred Grant. She took all her schooling at Souris. Margaret work for the Department of National Defense. She was a member of St. Barbara's Guild at Shilo, and the UCW. Her interest was her family. Left to cherish Margaret's memory are her children - Grant, Diane, Doug, Karen; grandchildren - Brett, Lindsay, Leighton, Chris, Megan, Daniel, Trevor, Erin, Kellen and Jennifer; great-grandchildren - Julie, Briella, Riley and Emmett. She was predeceased by her husband Jack Franklin McIntosh. The Ceremony to Celebrate Margaret's Life will be held at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 1:30 pm. Pastor Samuel Souza will officiate. Pallbearers are son Doug and grandsons - Brett, Leighton, Chris, Trevor and Kellen. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Margaret to the Canadian Cancer Society , 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8 or to a charity of choice.
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LOEWEN: With great sadness the family of Sharon Loewen, age 51 years, beloved wife of Reg Loewen and mother to Sarah, Vance (Nicki) and Trent, announce that her death occurred on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Family and friends are invited to a time of visitation at Memories Chapel, 330 18th Street North, on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will take place at Richmond Park Mennonite Brethren Church, 1525-26th Street on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Gerry Harms officiating. A private family interment will take place at Moore Park Cemetery. Donations in memory of Sharon may be made to The Gideons, 501 Imperial Road North, Guelph, ON N1H 7A2; The Gospel Light Bible Camp, P.O. Box 1027, Boissevain, MB R0 0E0; or to the Canadian Cancer Society - Relay for Life, 415-1st Street, Brandon, MB R7A 2W8. Complete obituary information will follow. Expressions of sympathy may be made at
LAPIERRE: Surrounded by her family, Helen LaPierre passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Tues June 23, 2015 at the age of 83 years. Helen was predeceased by her husband John, parents Walter and Lena Shurb, and siblings Walter, Johnny, Jessie, Mary, Jean, Felix, Stella, and Mike. She will be lovingly remembered by daughter Pam (Murray) McKenzie, grandchildren Katie McKenzie (Brennan Kelly), Laura McKenzie (Chris Bell), and Evan McKenzie, and great-grandson Owen Kelly. Also survived by sister Eleanor (Victor) White, brother Louis (Marlene) Shurb, and many nieces and nephews. Helen was born in Brandon in 1932, part of a large, active family. She met a handsome soldier at a dance in Rivers in 1950, and married JP LaPierre in 1951. They embarked on a military life of constant relocation, including bases in Europe, Quebec, Ontario, and Newfoundland. Helen was a wonderful military wife, recreating home in one location after another, making good friends wherever she went. In retirement, Helen and John bought a home in Melbourne, Florida and, as a widow since 1984, Helen continued to travel to Florida every winter. The lifestyle she enjoyed in the Florida sunshine for six months of the year was a great source of happiness to her. She loved her volunteer job in Florida at a Women’s Crisis Thrift Shop almost as much as she loved volunteering at the Brandon Regional Health Centre for the past 20 years. The great joy of Helen’s life were her grandchildren Katie, Laura and Evan of whom she was very proud, and her great-grandson Owen. Her sister Eleanor and niece Cathy also held a special place in her heart. Helen was an outgoing, active, and thoughtful woman who enjoyed many close friendships. Faye, Wilbur, Donna, Linda and Shirley will especially miss her. She also leaves a circle of seven close friends in Brandon who provided love and support during her hospital stay, especially Kari, Irene, Barb and Sharon. The family would also like to thank the caring and professional staff of doctors and nurses at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Doctors Chadwick and Ashcroft especially, provided kind, compassionate, heart-felt care for which we are most grateful. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 4:00p m at Lions Manor, Victoria Avenue and First St. West Entrance. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation – BRHC Volunteer Services.
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KOCINS: Lisa Ann Kocins February 16, 1972 – June 30, 2015. It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the passing of Lisa Ann Kocins, (nee Barron), age 43, of London, Ontario. She is survived by her immediate family, husband Keith, son Matthew, daughter Michelle, her parents Ken and Eileen Barron, and brother Cameron, as well as many, many other family and friends, both near and far. Her sudden and unexpected passing has been a shock for all, and she will be deeply missed. Full obituary to follow.
Gone yet not forgotten,Although we are apart,Your spirit lives within us,Forever in our hearts.
FORBES: Robert James ForbesApril 26 1950-June 26 2015. With great sadness we announce that peacefully on June 26, 2015 at Victoria General Hospital in Winnipeg, our father and grandfather Rob passed away at the age of 65 years. He leaves to mourn his children Matthew (Melanie) and Amanda (Kennedy); grandchildren Mia and Seth; former wife Janet; sisters Bonnie (Brian) and Jayne (Gordon); cherished friends John and Karen Deans, Tim and Bev O’Rourke and Vic Kostenchuk, as well as many friends and relatives across Canada. Rob was predeceased by his parents Alex and Julie Forbes, and beloved pets Snooper and Bessie. Born in Woodstock, Ontario he was active in hockey, football and golf, and continued to be an avid sports fan throughout his life. He and his friend John spent many hours playing in the back lane between their homes often in pretend military related maneuvers. He had a keen interest in history, specifically the history of Canada’s military forces and World War II. He began his career with Thomson Newspapers at the Woodstock Sentinel Review in 1971 and retired as publisher of the Brandon Sun in 1999. In between he worked for the Chatham Daily News, Welland and Port Colborne Tribune, Oshawa Times, Orangeville Banner, Barrie Examiner and at Thomson head office in Toronto. He later went on to work in the Maritimes. He loved the newspaper and publishing world. Too many to mention, many of his colleagues became his life time friends. Rob was known as being the first one to arrive and leave from events. He would arrive extremely early so he could get the best parking spot that allowed him to be the first one out of the lot. To avoid traffic congestion, it was common for him to miss game changing moments at sporting events and have to hear about them on the radio during the drive home. He left us too early, and we miss him deeply. We will cherish his memories. In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A service to celebrate Rob’s life will be held in Southern Ontario in September. Bardal Funeral Home and Crematorium, 843 Sherbrook Street, 204-774-7474.Condolences:
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